Bowdring wins Winterset writing prize

Tara Bradbury
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Writer Paul Bowdring has won the 2013 BMO Winterset Award for his book, “The Strangers’ Gallery.”

2013 BMO Winterset Award winner Paul Bowdring receives his certificate from juror Ruth Lawrence

The award was presented during a ceremony at Government House in St. John’s this afternoon.

The Winterset Award, administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, is designed to celebrate and support Newfoundland and Labrador writers and writing. There were 25 entries submitted for the award this year.

Other finalists were Lisa Moore for “Caught” and Carmelita McGrath for “Escape Velocity.”

Bowdring will take home a $10,000 prize, while Moore and McGrath will each receive $2,500.

See full story in tomorrow’s Telegram.

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  • Cashin Delaney
    March 20, 2014 - 23:18

    More importantly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul for speaking out against the sorry state of self-censorship at MUN (his letter in this paper referencing MUN as 'industrial sized begging bowl) and their subserviance to industry above the common heritage of mankind - our environ. We need more artists to fear and loath being cozened onto, rather than being starved off the A+ grant list. Bravo Paul Bowdring, you won a thingy too, good job me son, don't let these 10,000 'literary food stamps' sew your lips up!

    • Paul Bowdring
      March 27, 2014 - 13:12

      I appreciate Cashin Delaney's comment, and while I have written letters to The Telegram critical of MUN's accepting large research grants from oil companies, fearing that this may compromise environmental research, the expression "industrial sized begging bowl" was not used by me but by Cashin Delaney, I think, in response to someone else's letter in The Telegram earlier this year.