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Kelowna writer a winner

The fourth time was the charm for a Kelowna writer.

Brittni MacKenzie-Dale is the winner this year’s Okanagan Short Story Contest.

Organized by UBC Okanagan, the contest is an annual writing competition open to fiction writers in the Southern Interior.

MacKenzie-Dale is a UBC Okanagan master of arts student. Her story, “They Called Him Luke,” landed her in first place in the 20th annual contest.

New for 2018 was a high school category.

Bethany Pardoe of Nelson’s LV Rogers Secondary School won top honour with her story, “Sunlight.” 

Contest organizer and UBC associate professor Michael V. Smith joked that the contest is actually older than some of the winners.

“This is a banner event for Okanagan writers and was another great success,” Smith said. “Being able to celebrate 20 years of prize money for Okanagan stories is an exciting marker."

Along with $1,000 in prize money, MacKenzie-Dale’s winning entry will be published in subTerrain magazine.

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