Announcing the winners of the 2012 Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest.
The Geist Neighbourhood Writing Contest, open to all residents of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, was part of the 4th Annual DTES Writers' Jamboree, a jam-packed day of readings, workshops and round table talks in April 2012.
This year's winners are:
"Organic Curare" by Jim Ryder
"Introduction to Group Therapy" by Kevin McDonough
"Nothing Happening" by Fran Diamond
The Jamboree was organized by the Writer's Studio at Simon Fraser University, with support from the Carnegie Centre, Friends of the Vancouver Public Library, People's Co-Op Book Store and the Geist Foundation. The Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver is known as Canada's poorest postal code. It is also the site of vigorous community activism and home to many writers.
Thank you to everyone who took part! The winning entries will be published in Geist in the coming months.