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2023 Featured Artwork: Road Shadows, Cindy Fisher

About the Festival

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is inspired by one of the greatest story tellers of our time, Alice Munro. Born and raised in Wingham, Munro has spent most of her life as a Huron County resident. She is the only Canadian to be awarded the Nobel prize for literature, which she won in 2013. The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story strives to nurture emerging local writers, showcase Canadian authors, and celebrate the joy of reading, writing and telling our stories. This annual two-day festival takes place across Huron County and features workshops, author readings, presentations, performances and a short story contest.
 

Join us for the next festival: June 2-4, 2023 

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Short Story Contest

Enter your work Jan. 1 - Mar. 15, 2023
Adult writers are age 19 years and older. 
Youth are up to 19 years of age on or before March 15, 2023

The winning entry will be the Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction, written by an author not yet published in book format. Winners will be announced at the 2023 Festival with simultaneous social and print media release. 

Adult 1st prize: $1500 | Youth 1st prize: $500

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2023 Festival

June 2-4, 2023
The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is back in 2023! 
Join us throughout Huron County to celebrate Canadian authors and the joy of reading! Festival highlights will include a lineup of exciting Canadian writers and artists providing author readings and masterclasses and on stage performances and the Alice Munro Festival for Kids. Full Details released March, 2023. Subscribe to our newsletter to get news to your inbox.

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Short Story Contest for Kids

Enter your work Jan. 1 - Mar. 15, 2023

Youth are up to 19 years of age on or before March 15, 2022

The winning entry will be the Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction, written by an author not yet published in book format. Winners will be announced at the 2023 Festival with simultaneous social and print media release.

First Prize is $500.

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2023 Festival for Kids

Expanding our festival in order to bring writers and children of all ages together through storytelling is fundamental to achieving our goal of nurturing the next generation of great Canadian authors. In the Alice Munro Festival for Kids - celebrated Canadian authors share their stories with students in Avon Maitland schools through a partnership with the Foundation for Education. Interested to learn how your school could be involved? Contact us!

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“Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories."

Alice Munro

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