ABC Life Literacy Canada — a non-profit organization aiming to engage media, business, communities and individuals to support adult literacy programs and campaigns — announced its call for the annual Peter Gzowski Life Literary Fellowship: a $3000 grant to a journalist in support of research of a story on adult literacy in Canada.
Applicants must submit a one-page story proposal, a brief bio and a support letter from the media outlet that will publish the finished work. Applications forms are here and the deadline is June 5, 2012.
The late, great Peter Gzowski was a 3-time National Magazine Award-winning writer for work in Saturday Night and Toronto Life in the early 1980s. He was perhaps best known as the host of CBC Radio’s This Country in the Morning and Morningside, and author of many books of non-fiction. He was a tireless advocate and fundraiser for adult literacy in Canada, and also a friend and supporter of the Canadian magazine industry.