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Nanaimo writer earns short story award

Nanaimo writer Judy Millar won top prize in a writing contest in Ontario.

Hamilton Arts Council’s fifth annual short fiction contest, Creative Keyboards, chose Millar’s story, Cracks, as the best of the entries this year.

The award was presented March 4 in Hamilton.

Millar is a writer of short stories, essays, poems and song lyrics.  She has won a number of awards for her writing, including the 2009 John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award.

Millar was also a finalist in the 2011 and 2009 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Competitions. She is currently shopping a collection of her short stories – tentatively entitled Vital Signs – to publishers. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and a former corporate communications manager in Waterloo, Ont., she moved to Vancouver Island in 2007.

Entries in the Creative Keyboards competition came from across Canada.

Millar regularly participates in the montly Wordstorm gatherings at Diners Rendezvous.

For more information, please visit www.judithmillar.com.

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