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Penticton Writers and Publishers (PWAP) monthly meetings, September to June, are held the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 pm at Leir House Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Avenue, Penticton BC. Visitors are welcome. For more information, check out the most recent copy of the PWAP newsletter (below).

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Penticton Writers and Publishers (PWAP), conceived and organized by Yasmin John-Thorpe, with assistance from Jodie Renner and Dawn Renaud, has published an anthology of short stories and poetry by many Okanagan authors, as well as paintings, illustrations, and photographs by Okanagan artists. The cover art is by Lawrie Dignan. An Okanagan Tapestry: Images from the Okanagan, was launched on September 12, 2015, and is now available.

If you would like to order a copy of this wonderful anthology, please drop into Hooked On Books bookstore in downtown Penticton, or for out-of-town orders, please contact Bookstores, libraries, and other groups can order multiple copies through distributor, Red Tuque Books.

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Clem Battye Short Story Contest 2014 Winner

Posted BY Norma Hill on 02:07 in clem battye


The Penticton Writers and Publishers (PWAP) are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Clem Battye Fiction Contest. We congratulate Gwenellin Tarbet for her short story, “Discontinue Use.”

To read Gwenellin’s story, click here: Discontinue Use

The photo features the Clem Battye Legacy Award Contest winner for Fiction with critique judges, (R-L) Fay Rothlander, Alan Campbell, Gwenellen Tarbet (winner), Alan Longworth, Richa Thorpe, and Lin Brian.

Clem Battye Contest Poetry Winner 2014

Posted BY Norma Hill on 01:59 in clem battye


Pentiction Writers and Publishers (PWAP) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Clem Battye Poetry Contest. Renee Hibberd of Penticton, B.C. is congratulated for her award-winning poems: An Impression, Replete With, Ceilidh, Fenwick Street, and Empty Pockets.

To read Renee’s poems, go to: The Clem Battye Legacy Award Writing Contest – Renee Hibberd.

The picture features Renee Hibberd with the critique judges: (R–L) Alan Longworth, Fay Rothlander, Renee Hibberd, Alan Campbell, Richa Thorpe, and Lin Brian.