Two Contributors To Prose To Go: Tales From A Private List Win Three Awards

Joanne Carnegie of Montreal won awards for two stories in the Prose To Go anthology. Steve Pitt is also an award winner but not for a story in this collection. They are two of the 18 writers from across Canada who contributed to this collection.
 
 
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June 11, 2012 - PRLog -- Ms Carnegie's latest award (co-winner) given out the first week of June is the Barbara Novak Writing Award for Excellence in Humour/Personal Essay Writing for 2012. The award is given annually by the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC). That was for Vegetable Grace. Another article, Just Desserts, was the winner in the Summit Studios contest for funny stories about children.

Just Desserts can be heard being read on Words To Go Podcast #29 http://wordstogopodcast.com/podcast-29

Steve Pitt won an award from Summit Studios for funny animal stories. That particular story is not in Prose but Steve does have two others in the anthology. An interview with Steve can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz8KHrkb1eM

Prose To Go is a collection of articles that peek into the private lives of 18 professional writers from the Northwest Territories to Prince Edward Island. The New York Journal of Books described it as an "eclectic mix of memories of shared love, laughter, and hope (that) should appeal to a wide readership".

The book has received a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 on Amazon. One of those reviews stated: "I love the idea of this book--essays from a group of authors who embody the spirit of diversity. The stories are as different as the people who wrote them. What they share qoxmu is talent, love of writing, and Canada. Everything about Prose to Go: Tales From a Private List speaks of professionalism.

A five star review on Goodreads.com on June 6, 2011 said "For me, the experience of reading' Prose to Go' was similar to being at a dinner party. Throughout the evening something said by someone will evoke a memory from another...and so the stories begin. It felt like meeting someone new at that party and getting a glimpse of who they were from their story. I thoroughly enjoyed the book; however, I now think of my breasts as pita breads with nipples."

Prose To Go is edited by Irene Davis (a winner of the prestigious Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship in 2006), Fred Desjardins and Barbara Florio Graham. The collection is divided into the themes - Misadventures (which includes Ms Carnegie's Just Desserts), Rear-View Mirror (which includes a reminiscence of Peter Falk), What In The World (with a story of a Rolling Stones concert and Ms Carnegies' winning story), Love and Loss (and the poignant recounting of a son lost to suicide), and Exit Laughing.

Prose is published by Bridgeross Communications in Dundas, ON, Canada. ISBN 978-0-9866522-1-9 ($17.95) and distributed by Ingram. The book is available at Chapters/Indigo, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and in a Kindle version.

For further information about Prose, please visit http://www.bridgeross.com/prosetogo.html
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