RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers Mentorship Program Returns

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Launched to great success last year, the RBC Taylor Prize and the RBC Foundation today announced the return of this professional development program to support the next generation of Canadian writers.
     Five emerging writers, selected from the nation’s many fine writing programs, will be paired with the finalists for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize, an award that honours and celebrates the pursuit of excellence in literary non-fiction. The program is curated by Joe Kertes, Dean Emeritus of the Humber College School of Creative Arts & Performance in Toronto.
     Nadina Taylor, trustee of the Charles Taylor Foundation and daughter of the late Charles Taylor, is a strong champion of the program. “We’ve seen what a huge impact the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award can have on a writer’s career and wanted to amplify that effect with this opportunity – to help prepare these talented writers for the complex and competitive world of writing and publishing.”
     “At RBC Wealth Management, we believe it is important to identify, nurture and support the next generation of Canadian talent and to provide writers in the early stages of their career with mentorship opportunities that will help them succeed in the professional world,” said Vijay Parmar, President of RBC PH&N Investment Counsel.
     The five “emergent” writers, who each have an existing body of work, and a non-fiction manuscript close to completion, will correspond with their mentors prior to travelling to Toronto for the Prize weekend, Feb 28 through March 4th. They will meet with their mentors, participate in an intensive day of professional development, accompany their mentors through media and events, and participate in the Award Luncheon on Monday March 4th.
     The five participants in the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers Mentorship Program are: Becky Blake (University of Guelph); Kirk Angus Johnson (University of King’s College / Dalhousie); Helen Knott (University of Northern British Columbia); Miles Steyn (University of Victoria); Joshua Whitehead (University of Calgary)


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2019
mentorship
participants
announced

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KEY
DATES


LONGLIST
FOR THE
2019 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
December 5,
2018

SHORTLIST
FOR THE
2019 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
January 9,
2019

WINNER
FOR THE
2019 PRIZE ANNOUNCED

Monday,
March 4,
2019


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