RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers Mentorship Program Returns

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Launched to great success in 2018, the RBC Taylor Prize and the RBC Foundation today announced the return of this professional development program to support the next generation of Canadian writers.
     Five emerging writers, selected from the nation’s many fine writing programs, will be paired with the finalists for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize, an award that honours and celebrates the pursuit of excellence in literary non-fiction. The program is curated by Joe Kertes, Dean Emeritus of the Humber College School of Creative Arts & Performance.
     Nadina Taylor, trustee of the Charles Taylor Foundation and daughter of the late Charles Taylor, is one of the main champions of the program. “The mentorship program has been so successful, giving aspiring writers the opportunity to learn from and make connections with the finalists, and indeed the microcosm of the publishing world that is the RBC Taylor Prize.”
     “At RBC Wealth Management, we believe in supporting the next generation of Canadian artists who are helping to create change and shape our communities by telling our country’s unique stories”, said Vijay Parmar, President of RBC PH&N Investment Counsel. “That’s why we support programs like the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Mentorship Program, which provides an important platform to help advance emerging writers career trajectories.”
     The five “emergent” writers, who each have an existing body of work, and a nonfiction manuscript close to completion, will correspond with their mentors prior to travelling to Toronto for the Prize weekend, Feb 27 through March 2. They will meet with their mentors, participate in an intensive day of professional development, accompany their mentors through media and events, and participate in the Awards Luncheon on Monday March 2nd.
     The participants of the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Mentorship Program are: Martin Bauman (University of Victoria); Sheima Benembarek (Dalhousie University / King’s College); Kate Black (University of British Columbia); Simone Dalton (University of Guelph); and Gillian Grant (Humber College).


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2020
mentorship
participants
announced

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KEY
DATES


LONGLIST
FOR THE
2020 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
December 4,
2019

SHORTLIST
FOR THE
2020 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
January 8,
2020

WINNER
FOR THE
2020 PRIZE ANNOUNCED

Monday,
March 2,
2020


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