ABOUT

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Kevin Craig is the author of young adult novels and adult-themed novels featuring young narrators. He lives in Toronto, Canada. His poetry, fiction, and plays have been published and produced internationally. Kevin is a member of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region. He was also a founding member on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Writers’ Conference.

Kevin is about to embark on his 3rd year as Manuscript Mentor at the Ontario Writers’ Conference.

Kevin Craig is represented by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group:

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Kevin was recently interviewed by CHARLENE JONES of Whistle Radio Stouffville for her OFF THE TOP segment! Listen in here: PART ONE, PART TWO

 In May of 2014, Kevin walked a portion of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Read about it in THE WORD WEAVER (note…the link opens up a PDF of the WCDR newsletter. Kevin’s article is a two-page spread on Page 4-5).

Awards & Achievements

  • 2015 – Fifth Novel Published – HALF DEAD & FULLY BROKEN
  • 2014 Muskoka Novel Marathon – Honorable Mention for Young Adult Novel The Book of Your Dreams
  • 2014 – Fourth Novel Published – BURN BABY BURN BABY
  • 2013 – Kevin was a Playwrights’ Mentoring Project Recipient for the 2013 InspiraTO Festival. He had two 10-minute plays produced at the festival in Toronto, Ontario at the Alumnae Theatre.
  • 2013 – Third Novel Published – THE REASONS
  • 2012 – Kevin was shortlisted for the WCDR Whispered Words Prose Contest. His story, Sun’ll Come, appears in the anthology
  • 2012 – Second Novel Published – SEBASTIAN’S POET
  • 2011 Muskoka Novel Marathon – Best Young Adult Novel Award for That’s Me in the Corner
  • 2011 – First Novel Published – SUMMER ON FIRE
  • 2010 Muskoka Novel Marathon – Best Young Adult Novel Award for Half Dead and Fully Broken. (Also won BIC award and ROCKSTAR award)
  • Awarded Fellowship to attend Summer Literary Seminars – 2010/2011
  • Top 10 Finalist – WCDR Wicked Words Prose Contest (Dec 09) – Honorable Mention for Rabacheeko.
  • 3rd Place Winner – Words Alive Memoir Contest (2009)
  • Awarded Fellowship to attend Summer Literary Seminars – Kenya (2009)
  • 2008 WCDR Member of the Year Award
  • 2008 Muskoka Novel Marathon – Best Adult Novel Award for The Reasons. (Also won BIC award)
  • 2007 Muskoka Novel Marathon – Best Adult Novel Award for Sebastian’s Poet. (Also won BIC award)
  • Artella Words & Art Poetic Idol Competition Winner: August, 2006 and again in August, 2007.
  • Artella Words & Art Poetic Idol: 2nd place in the April, 2006 competition.
  • 2006 Absolute Write Mother’s Day Poetry Contest: 2nd Place
  • 2006 Great Canadian Winter Novel Marathon: Most Prolific Writer Award
  • 2003 Mocha Memoirs Poetry Contest: 1st Place Winner

Kevin has had six plays produced by Driftwood Theatre, for their TRAFALGAR24 PLAY CREATION FESTIVAL:

(ALL Trafalgar 24 plays are available for use. All that I ask is that you email me to let me know you are using it. Thank you so much. kevintcraig @ hotmail.com)

Kevin’s other produced plays include:

  • 2010 – THE SILVER DISK – As part of the Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts 25-Hour Masterpiece Gala
  • 2013 – PERFECT TIMING – As part of the main stage show in the InspiraTO Festival at the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto
  • 2013 – WALK-INS WELCOME – As part of the neighbourhood performances in the same InspiraTO Festival season

Contact Kevin at kevintcraig @ hotmail dot com

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