Dorothea-Helms-1Dorothea Helms

Dorothea Helms our own regional Writing Fairy has taken up the challenge to be Judge to the Prose portion of our 2015 SCA Literary Contest. Dorothea is a freelance writer, poet, book author, fiction dabbler, writing instructor, keynote speaker, humorist, wife, mother and slave to her English Bulldog, Margaret. We are pleased to have her at the helm (no pun intended) again in 2015. A popular writing instructor, Dorothea enjoys inspiring other writers to tap into their passion for words with her own right brain/left brain techniques.

Dorothea has an impressive roster of publishing credits behind her, including articles in publications such as Homemakers, lichen literary journal, Toronto Sun, Chatelaine, Scarlett, Stitches the Journal of Medical Humour, Popular Woodworking, Woodworker, The Business and Professional Woman, and Big Buck.

James Dewar  James-Dewar-2010-b

James Dewar  is a publisher, producer, teacher, editor and writer and will be our Judge for Poetry. He teaches poetry and fiction workshops in the Metropolitan Toronto area and at Uplands Writing Retreats located in the heart of The Oak Ridges Moraine near Uxbridge, Ontario. The Garden in the Machine, his first book of poetry, was published in 2007 by Hidden Brook Press.His poetry and short fiction have also been published in several anthologies and literary journals including Quills, Misunderstandings Magazine, The Renaissance Conspiracy Poetry Anthologies, The Word Weaver and Whispered Words.

He is currently working on a novel, a screenplay and a new book of poetry.

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