Contest Conversations

Every year, The Word Awards honours the best of Canadian writers and publishers who are Christian. In these Contest Conversations, you can watch interviews with some of the winners. Find out more about their work, who they are, and how they work. Be inspired and learn.

Sherman Lau, 2021 Winner of the Harvey/Mackey Award

Tara K. Ross speaks with Sherman Lau, 2021 Winner of the Harvey/Mackey Award. Read his winning entry.

Date: February 28, 2022 at 2 pm (Eastern)

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Parry Stelter, 2021 Winner of Books-Culture and Column-Single

Tara K. Ross speaks with Parry Stelter, 2021 Winner of Books-Culture for Indigenous People and Jesus (Tall Pine Press) and 2021 Winner of Column-Single for “Canadian Thanksgiving and the Indigenous Tension” (The Banner).

Date: March 7, 2022 at 2 pm (Eastern)

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Floyd Brobbel, 2021 Winner of the Debra Fieguth Award

Tara K. Ross speaks with Floyd Brobbel, 2021 Winner of the Debra Fieguth Award for his book Trouble on the Way (Genesis Publishing Group).

Date: March 21, 2022 at 2 pm (Eastern)

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Carolyn Watts – 2021 Winner of Best Blog of the Year Award

Tara K. Ross speaks with Carolyn Watts – 2021 Winner of Best Blog of the Year Award. See her blog, Hearing the Heartbeat.

Date: March 28, 2022 at 2 pm (Eastern)

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About our interviewer

Our interviewer is Tara K. Ross. She is the author of the young adult novel Fade to White and is a winner at The 2020 Word Awards for her short story “Searching for Spotlights.” Tara also hosts The Hope Prose Podcast, a podcast focused on Hope-filled books and writing.