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Selkirk Alumni Wins Creative Non-Fiction Top Prize

Selkirk Alumni Cricket Carrol, says that it wasn’t until she enrolled in an English class at Selkirk College that she discovered an interest in sharing her stories through writing. Cricket won the creative non-fiction top prize at this year’s Kootenay Literary Competition with “Keep Your Promises”. This was the first competition she has submitted her writing to.

“I’m not nervous about sharing information about myself. I’m very nervous about talking in front of people; I’m a very shy person,“ said Cricket Carroll author of Keep your Promises. “I was very surprised. I really didn’t expect to place, honestly. It was a really big honour. Rita Moir was the judge in my category and her comments were just wonderful to get.”

Writing wasn’t something that Carroll was drawn to naturally. Through grade school she only wrote to complete class assignments. It wasn’t until she enrolled in an English class at Selkirk College that she discovered an interest in sharing her stories through writing.  If you would like to Read the article.

 

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