Christina Rogers of Smithers will be adjudicating the creative writing section of Cariboo Festival 2013 coming up in April. While all participants must register their intent to participate by Feb 12 creative writing participants don’t have to have their actual manuscripts submitted until March 15. The festival syllabus  is available at The Open Book.

Christina Rogers of Smithers will be adjudicating the creative writing section of Cariboo Festival 2013 coming up in April. While all participants must register their intent to participate by Feb 12 creative writing participants don’t have to have their actual manuscripts submitted until March 15. The festival syllabus is available at The Open Book.

Cariboo Festival registration deadline Tuesday

The entry deadline for Cariboo Festival 2013 is coming up on Tueday, Feb. 12.

The entry deadline for Cariboo Festival 2013 is coming up on Tueday, Feb. 12.

The festival takes place in April and the free festival syllabus outlining the various registration categories for piano, vocal, choral, band, speech arts, and creative writing sections are available at the Open Book.

Festival spokesperson Michelle Erlandson reminds pospective creative writing participants that while they must register by the Feb. 12 deadline they don’t actually need to have their completed manuscripts submitted until  March 15.

The creative writing adjudicator this year will be Christina Rogers from Smithers.

Rogers has been passionate about the written word for most of her life, winning her first poetry and story competitions at the young age of nine.

Before the age of 12, she had several poems published, specifically focusing on light narrative or reflective verse, credited to the influence of Tennyson, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth.

During this time, she performed some of her poems for audiences.

Then in her teens Rogers fell in love with free verse poetry, with an interest in modern poets such as T. S. Eliot.

Rogers also loves storytelling, and began writing a periodical for children that she helped publish for three years.

In 2008 her first non-fiction book, focusing on relationships, was published, and she has since done radio interviews in Canada, the US, and the UK.

Rogers has also had a handful of her articles published in various family oriented magazines, such as the Old Schoolhouse, and LIFE (UK).

She holds an ARCT in speech arts from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto where she received the Florence Memorial Scholarship and gold medal for the highest mark in Canada.

She has also completed exams with Trinity College in London England and spent several years teaching at the well-respected Speech Arts Studio in Edmonton AB.

Rogers has won many awards for her performances, including the best overall speech award four different times, the Telus Scholarship and first place at the provincial level.

Rogers currently teaches in Terrace, and Stewart B.C., with the goal of helping children connect with classic literature. She also enjoys musical theatre, voice, piano, and being a mom to her three children.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to members of the police at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mainz, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
43 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

368 cases in the region remain active

Cariboo Memorial Hospital emergency doctor Sarah Dressler comes off a night shift on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Our Hometown: The doctor is in the house

Cariboo Memorial Hospital emergency doctor Sarah Dressler was born and raised in Williams Lake

The Williams Lake Trail Riders Arena is slated to have a new roof installed this spring after funding from the province’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Trail Riders Arena, stable stalls, to get new roof at Stampede Grounds

Some of the stalls currently aren’t able to be rented out due to leaks in the roof

A sign is seen this past summer outside Yunesit’in Government office west of Williams Lake reminding visitors and members to stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Yunesit’in First Nation completes second round of vaccinations

A total of 26 people have since recovered from COVID-19 after having tested positive

A 100 Mile RCMP officer stands watch at the intersction of Highway 97 and Horse Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Volunteers, police search Highway 97 for articles related to high-speed chase

Search will stretch from Canco Gas Station in Lac La Hache to 150 Mile House.

Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Dr. Bonnie Henry pauses for a moment as she gives her daily media briefing regarding COVID-19 for British Columbia in Victoria, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
7 additional deaths and 542 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

Provincial health officials reported 18 new COVID-19 cases linked to variants of concern

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A recently finished $4.3-million taxiway extension at the Victoria International Airport (not pictured) is unusable because of a blind spot. (Black Press Media file photo)
Blind spot leaves Victoria airport’s new $4.3-million taxiway extension unusable

Solution has been put on hold by COVID-19 pandemic, says airport authority

The City of Vancouver estimates there are 3,500 Canada geese in the city right now, and that number is growing. (Bruce Hogarth)
Help tame Vancouver’s Canada goose population by reporting nests: park officials

The city is asking residents to be on the lookout so staff can remove nests or addle eggs

Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson (Office of the Chief Justice)
Judge questions whether B.C.’s top doctor appreciated right to religious freedom

Lawyer for province says Dr. Henry has outlined the reasons for her orders publicly

A sample of guns seized at the Pacific Highway border crossing from the U.S. into B.C. in 2014. Guns smuggled from the U.S. are used in criminal activity, often associated with drug gangs. (Canada Border Service Agency)
B.C. moves to seize vehicles transporting illegal firearms

Bill bans sale of imitation or BB guns to young people

BC Housing minister David Eby is concerned that Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter will result in a “tent city” similar to this one in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / Black Press file)
‘Disappointed and baffled’ B.C. housing minister warns of tent city in Penticton

Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter could create tent city, says David Eby

A recently published study out of UBC has found a link between life satisfaction levels and overall health. (Pixabay)
Satisfied with life? It’s likely you’re healthier for it: UBC study

UBC psychologists have found those more satisfied with their life have a 26% reduced risk of dying

A vial of some of the first 500,000 of the two million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that Canada has secured through a deal with the Serum Institute of India in partnership with Verity Pharma at a facility in Milton, Ont., on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio - POOL
Federal panel recommends 4-month gap between COVID vaccine doses due to limited supply

The recommendation applies to all COVID-19 vaccines currently approved in Canada

Most Read