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Four Nova Scotian authors have been awarded grants by the
cultural affairs division of the Department of Education and
Culture, through its Assistance to Established Writers program.

Recipients are: Don Aker, for Home Schooling: One Family's First
Year; Bruce Armstrong, for Historic Sites of Nova Scotia; Phil
Thompson, for HMCS Venture: Lost by Fire; and, David Swick, for
Thunder and Ocean.

Now in its 13th year, the program provides monetary awards to
professional writers working on projects in which trade
publishers have expressed interest.

Applications are reviewed by an advisory panel consisting of
representatives from the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, the
Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, the Atlantic Provinces
Booksellers Association, and the Nova Scotia Library Association.

The deadline for the next competition is Oct. 1, 1996.
Applications are available from the cultural affairs division,
Department of Education and Culture, P. O. Box 578, Halifax,
B3J 2S9, or by phoning 902-424-6389.


Contact: Peggy Walt  902-424-6389

trp                     May 27, 1996 - 9:40 a.m.