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Local writers among Arts and Letters Award winners

A food tour in New York City is what Christa Willar considers a ‘healing moment’ in her battle against eating disorders. The Gambo native is so comfortable in handling the disorders that she’s started her own food tour business.
A food tour in New York City is what Christa Willar considers a ‘healing moment’ in her battle against eating disorders. The Gambo native is so comfortable in handling the disorders that she’s started her own food tour business.

CENTRAL, NL - Some local writing talent was recognized during the recent Arts and Letters Awards Program.

Gail Collins (Blue Skies) and Karen Patzold (The Rare Still of the Sea) won $1,000 prizes in the Senior Short Fiction category.

Dover native Gail Collins won in the Senior Short Fiction category for Blue Skies

Crista Willar won $1,000 in the Senior Non-Fiction category for her untitled work. 

Awards were handed out in literary, musical, visual arts and digital multi-media categories. In the junior division, 30 winning entries were submitted from youth; while there were 32 winning submissions in the senior division. A total of 505 entries were submitted for consideration under the 2017 Arts and Letters Program.

The Percy Janes First Novel Award, the program’s top prize of $2,500, was awarded to Terry Doyle of St. John’s for his manuscript, Union. 

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