The lakecity’s own Ken Grieve adjudicated the creative writing section of Cariboo Festival 2015 that took place Tuesday, April 7 at the Williams Lake Library.
Entry categories include poetry and verse, cowboy poetry, prose and storybook.
There are classes for all grade levels.
A self-confessed baby boomer, born in the 1950s, Grieve lived the first half of his life in Port Coquitlam.
He received his bachelor’s degree in English and teaching certificate from Simon Fraser University and his master’s degree in educational administration from San Diego State University.
He is now a retired school administrator and teacher.
“I spent the bulk of my educational career in School District 27 (28 years to be precise) in six different schools,” Grieve reports. “I have lived in Williams Lake for the past 26 years.”
He currently occupies his time by working out in the gym, volunteering for several organizations, reading, cooking, an idea he says his wife very much likes, and generally being a house husband.
He has recently started dabbling in writing as a hobby and has completed a murder mystery novel which is yet to be published.
“I’m waiting for the best offer from several publishing houses who are fighting over the rights and I’m likewise weighing the benefits of several movie options,” he says in his bio, which could be tongue-in-cheek humour.
This adjudication involves a workshop with the creative writing participants.