Avenger by Frederick Forsyth — Valerie Penny’s Book Reviews

I had never read any books by Frederick Forsyth, although I felt I should have done. So, when my husband and I were clearing out the spare bedroom and we found Avenger, I set it aside to read. Frederick Forsyth, CBE is an English author, former journalist and spy, and occasional political commentator. He was […]

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Rare Flour, Ritchie Street, West Kilbride, Scotland — Valerie Penny’s Hotel and Restaurant Reviews

For many months there had been nowhere in this village to go for dinner in the evening. So it was with much interest that the community watched the re-furbishment of the building that became the local pizza and Italian Restaurant Rare Flour. The restaurant is small: normally set up for 14 covers but can hold […]

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich — ~*LunaSea*~

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. One Day if the Life of Ivan Denisovich. New York: Signet, 1963. Reason read: May is supposedly one of the best times to visit Russia. Ivan Denisovich Shukhov (#S 854) is a prisoner in a Stalinist work camp in Siberia with only two years left on his sentence. This is one day in […]

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The Bridport Prize 2016 — Creative Writing Contests

Deadline: Midnight (BST) on Sunday 31st May 2016 The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. The Prize was founded by Bridport Arts Centre in 1973 and has steadily grown in stature and prestige. Right from the start the competition attracted entries from all […]

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Restaurant review: The Cock — Reijosfood

The Cock is an Eatery, Rotisserie and Bar. Restaurant is open all day, serving food and drinks from breakfast until late night. Restaurant consists of two dining areas , one at street level and one in the basement, which is reserved for bigger groups and private parties. Breakfast menu is served from Monday to Friday […]

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Word by Word

Creative Writing Contests

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Entry Fees
$15.00 CAD
1st prize: $500 and publication on WCSC website
2nd prize: $250 and publication on WCSC website
3rd prize: $100 and publication on WCSC website
Judge: Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists. 1st prize will also receive commentary from Ms. McMahon.
Any subject, just send us your best work (Fiction only – no non-fiction or poetry for this contest)
Word count: max 1,500
Winners announced at June 12, 2016 meeting
Contact Information
Send entries to: contest@simcoewriters.ca

How to Enter: Please send the story as an attachment in Word format. Judging is blind, so make sure there is no identification on the story. Your name, email, phone number, word count and title should appear in the body of the email.


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