Amabile wins the F.G. Bressani Literary Prize for Poetry and Short Fiction

Oct 17, 2012 – Italian Cultural Centre

October 17, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2012 F.G. BRESSANI LITERARY PRIZE WINNERS IN ALL CATEGORIES
Vancouver, BC CANADA

The Italian Cultural Centre is thrilled to announce the winners in the four categories (Fiction, Short Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction) of the 2012 edition of the biennial F.G. Bressani Literary Prize.

The Prize was instituted to stimulate and enhance the literary production of works by Canadian authors of Italian origin or ancestry, to add to the richness of the Italian immigrant experience in Canada by celebrating its literary expression, and to honour and reflect aspects of Italian heritage and culture within our ethno-culturally diverse society.

The Prize is named after the Jesuit priest, Father Francesco Giuseppe Bressani, (Rome, 1612 - Florence, 1672) the first Italian missionary to Canada, who wrote Breve Relatione, and who can be considered the precursor of Italian-Canadian writing. The 2012 edition of the Prize also celebrates the 400th anniversary of the birth of Father Bressani.

The winning works and authors for the 2012 edition of the F.G. Bressani Literary Prize are:

  • George Amabile, Dancing with Mirrors (Category: POETRY)
  • Vince Agro, The Good Doctor (Category: FICTION)
  • George Amabile, Small Change (Category: SHORT FICTION)
  • Lynne Bowen, Whoever Gives Us Bread (Category: CREATIVE NON-FICTION)
  • Honourable Mention: Raymond Culos, INJustice Served (Category: CREATIVE NON-FICTION)

The winners of the 2012 edition of the Prize will receive the award on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 7:00pm in the Trattoria Hall at the Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver).

Prof. Salvatore Bancheri (University of Toronto), Prof. Jack Little (SFU), and Candice James (New Westminster Poet Laureate and President of the Federation of BC Writers) acted as jury for the shortlisted candidates of the 2012 edition of the Prize.

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT GIULIO RECCHIONI, ACTING CULTURAL DIRECTOR
PHONE: 604.430.3337 Ext. 229 | EMAIL: events@iccvancouver.ca

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