Pamela Rhae Ferguson

the REAL news clippings: march 20, 2012

In CBC, Literature, Toronto, Uncategorized, Writing on March 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

Polls Are Open

It’s the final days of the Canada Writes – CBC Short Story Prize competition, and the shortlisted stories by the 10 finalists have all been posted online.  While the official winners will be announced on Monday, March 26, 2012, the public still has the opportunity to vote for their favourite story.  The polls are open until noon (ET) on Wednesday, March 21, so vote now!  Canada’s favourite story will be announced on Thursday, March 22.  Interested readers can also learn about the three jury members: Peter Behrens, Alison Pick, and  Michael Winter.  Supporters can also hear me read an excerpt from my shortlisted story, “Autumnal”, on CBC Toronto’s afternoon drive show, Here and Now.  Thanks for following along!  Best of luck to all of the finalists!

the REAL news clippings: march 6, 2012

In CBC, Literature, Toronto, Writing on March 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Good News

After an extended sabbatical from the blogosphere to take care of family business, I’m pleased to share the news that my short story, “Autumnal”, has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Canada Writes – CBC Short Story Prize.  My piece will be posted on the CBC website on March 7, 2011.  Canadians are invited to vote for their favourite of the top ten stories on March 19.  The jury prizes, as well as Canada’s top choice, will be announced on March 26.  Given the odds–more than 3,000 stories were submitted for consideration–I feel very honoured to be among the finalists. Thanks for your support here–I encourage you to check out all of the wonderful writers and their work.

the REAL news clippings: march 3, 2011

In Uncategorized on March 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

No News Ain’t Always Good News

This post comes to you live from St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon.  Due to my mom’s declining health, the REAL news clippings will be on hiatus for the next little while. Although I have been missing life in Toronto, I am grateful that my sister and I have been able to spend this time with my mom, and I have a renewed appreciation for Saskatoon and all its charms.  While I may not be able to attend my dear friend Jennifer Still’s reading at McNally Robinson Booksellers (3130 8thStreet East, Saskatoon) tomorrow evening, I encourage anyone who is able to attend.