TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Ukrainian
Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko (Shevchenko Foundation) is
pleased to announce the Kobzar 2012 Literary Award judging panel. In
Denise Chong, author/ researcher
Randall Maggs, poet/ educator
Nino Ricci, author/ educator
M.G. Vassanji, author/ researcher
"The Board of Directors is proud and very pleased with the calibre of
this judging panel," states Andrew Hladyshevsky, Q.C., President of the
Shevchenko Foundation. "These jurors are highly regarded in the literary world and with their
diverse experience, brought new perspectives and variations to our
understanding of Ukrainian Canadian theme development."
The Kobzar Literary Award was created to foster cultural development
through the literary arts and create opportunities for all Canadian
writers to explore Ukrainian Canadian themes.
The Kobzar 2012 Literary Award shortlisted finalists will be released on
November 10, 2011 and the recipient will be announced at an award
ceremony on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Toronto's Palais Royale.
Presented every two years, the $25,000 Kobzar Literary Award recognizes
a Canadian writer who best presents a Ukrainian Canadian theme with
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Dr. C. Turkewych, Director of Literary Arts