The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Elora Writer's Festival

My lovely wife, Suzanne and I spent the afternoon at the Elora Writers' Festival today. It was a beautiful day for it and had a great line-up of Canadian Talent. Louise Penny (Mystery writer), Mike Freeman (poet - hilarious, no black turtleneck or barets here), Cordelia Strube were among the six Canadian authors that read for us.

The event has been taking place since 1994 and this was our first opportunity to attend. It was a great way to spend the afternoon and will likely become an annual event for the Beynon household.

The winners were announced for the Writing Competition with entries from as far away as Tasmania. I entered my short story about the 1987 introduction of the Canadian one dollar coin entitled Change but, sadly, I was not one of the winners.

Oh, well. There's always next year...

1 comment:

Book Bag said...

Sorry to hear you didn't win!
Love the picture!