Twitter Memoir Contest Winners

We're pleased to announce the grand prize winners of our one-time Twitter Memoir Contest!

Congratulations to Ross McKie and Amy Roher Antonini!

Ross McKie's winning tweet:Ross McKie

He handed me the roseroot tea. I drank the roseroot tea. I slept deeply. The next day my hormones were no longer mimicked.

Ross selected Curationism: How Curating Took Over The Art World and Everything Else by David Balzer (Coach House Books); Chamber Music: The Poetry of Jan Zwicky ed. by Darren Bifford and Warren Heiti (Wilfrid Laurier University Press); and The Grande Dames of the Cariboo by Julie Fowler (Caitlin Press) as his book prizes.

Amy Roher Antonini's winning tweet: Amy Roher

The tour is done. We sleep in each other's clothes. I quit smoking and hope to age gently, like Paris.

Amy selected Brazilian Journal by P. K. Page (Porcupine’s Quill); The Mystery Shopping Cart: Essays on Poetry and Culture by Anita Lahey (Palimpsest Press); and The Deaf House by Joanne Weber (Thistledown Press) as her book prizes.

The Twitter Memoir contest ran between January 9 and April 24, 2015 and was supported by the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society and the Greater Victoria Public Library. The rules: capture a fleeting moment in your life—comic or disturbing, bathetic or inspiring—in 140 characters or less, then tweet it to #140memoir. Note: that’s a zero in “140,” not a letter O.

The grand prize winners were chosen in time for the Malahat's annual WordsThaw literary symposium, and the CNFC's annual conference, both held in Victoria this past spring.

Click here for the full list of bi-weekly winners.