Mark Clairmont |

HUNTSVILLE A young Huntsville woman’s story about family upheaval amid a move is one of five finalists for a CBC nonfiction writing contest.

Kathleen May’s story, “The Long Driveway,” is up for a major prize with the winner to receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, and a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The four remaining finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts.

All finalists will have their work published on CBC Books.

May is a writer, crisis counsellor, speaker and activist, says Kai Rannik in a news release from May.

The winner, to be revealed on Sept. 25.

She writes a regular column for Huntsville Doppler, was recognized as the 2018 Woman of Distinction for Social Activism and Community Development, and won the award for Best Adult Fiction for her novella “Song” in the 2018 Muskoka Novel Marathon.

Her website is

See links to her story and the CBC contest belowl

Kathleen May’s story ‘The Long Driveway’ is one of five finalists for a CBC writer’s contest to be awarded Sept. 25.

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