$15,000 Short Fiction Awards evening – Saturday June 21

On Saturday, June 21, Gloria Vanderbilt will present the winners of Exile’s $15,000 Carter V. Cooper  Short Fiction competition their prizes, at a reserved-seat ticketed event ($98 per person). Hosted by Ms. Gloria Vanderbilt, who will also be signing her collection of stories, The Things We Fear Most (Exile Editions) on Saturday evening.

On Monday, June 23, the two winners will read along with other shortlisted writers who appear in the CVC Short Fiction Anthology, at Toronto’s Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave, east of Broadview.  

See below for details, or email us at: EXILE


Awards Evening – Saturday, June 21
6:15 – 7:15 – Reception, Cocktails and Conversation (at this time, Ms. Vanderbilt will be available to sign her book)
7:15 – 9:00
Dinner Is Served
9:00 – 9:30
Gloria Vanderbilt presents the prizes and each winning writer will read a short selection
9:30 – 10:00
Dessert and Coffee/Tea
10:00 – 10:30
Conversation, Drinks & Horse Wagering
*** 330 Bay Street, Toronto – By Reservation Only ***With limited table seating we suggest that you reserve promptly:
Contact Gabriela, at: [email protected] or 519 334 3634 (10am-6pm) to request your reservation.
Payment by PayPal/Credit Card (we’ll email you an invoice with options), or by cheque.

The Evening’s Menu

To Start
Shrimp Bisque Tomato Seafood Broth with Brandy and Garnished with Creme Fraiche
Arugula Salad with English Stilton, Candied Walnuts, Bosc Pear, Orange Basil Vinaigrette

Main Course
Salmon Trout with Arugula Pesto & Lemon Sauce
Striploin with Roast Potato, Seasonal Vegetables Red Wine Jus & Black Trumpet Cream Sauce
Penne Pasta with Wild Seasonal Mushroom Cream Sauce

Lemon Tart or Espresso Cheesecake

The $98 ticket includes your meal, a 4-issue subscription to ELQ/Exile Magazine, a copy of the CVC Anthology, HST and all taxes and gratuity for the meal. Drinks are not included.

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The winners and shortlisted:

Jason Timermanis – “Appetite” – $10,000 (Emerging winner) – reading at the launch
Hugh Graham – “The Man” – $5,000 (Any Career Point winner) – reading at the launch
Helen Marshall – “The Zhanell Adler Brass Spyglass”
K’ari Fisher  – “Saddle Up!”
Linda Rogers van Krugel – “Three Strikes” – reading at the launch
Susan P. Redmayne – “Baptized” – reading at the launch
Matthew R. Loney – “The Pigeons of Peshawar”
Erin Soros – “Morning is Vertical” – reading at the launch
Gregory Betts – “Planck”
George McWhirter – “Sisters in Spades”
Madeline Sonik – “Punctures”
Leon Rooke – “Slain By a Madam” – reading at the launch



Monday, June 23
the Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Anthology launch
at the Dora Keogh 141 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
6:00-7:00 food and drinks from the menu.
Readings 7:00 – 8:30. Free Admission

8 Exceptional Writers

Jason Timermanis (2014’s Emerging winner.)
Hugh Graham (2014’s Any Career Point winner.)
Leon Rooke (An inimitable gem among writers!)
Linda Rogers (Author, wordsmith and reviewer, in from B.C.)
Erin Soros (A fresh new voice, in from B.C.)
Susan P. Redmayne (An emerging writer with a parrot-muse.)
Frank Westcott (Our Year-One Emerging winner.)
Christine Miscione (Our Year-Two Emerging winner.)

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