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Cathleen With: Judge – Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022

Cathleen With is an author and educator who has published two books of fiction. Her novel, ‘Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison‘, was a BC Book Prize winner, and her short story collection ‘Skids‘ was a Relit finalist that is now optioned for film. She was proud to be a part of the short-listed City of Vancouver book ‘V6A: Writings from the Downtown Eastside‘. Cathleen started writing stories in her journal when she was six, and she published her first story in a Surrey newspaper when she was in grade three. Cathleen is now working on a book about a woman with CP, as narrated by her guide dog. She has worked and written in Nepal, India, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, and Inuvik, NWT. Cathleen lives in Vancouver where she works as a creative writing instructor at KPU.
Visit Cathleen’s website

For Surrey Muse Art & Literature Awards, Cathleen will be working in consultation with Jury Members Hannah McReady and Fauzia Rafique.

Submission Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria for Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction

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Faith Nolan Award for Music
Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction
Vera Manuel Award for Poetry
Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Arts

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