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Calgary playwright among those honoured with Emerging Artist Awards

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Alberta's Lieutenant Governor has honoured 10 artists with Emerging Artist Awards, handed out Thursday at Government House in Edmonton.

"It's really an honour to be seen and validated a bit by my province and my peers," said one of the award winners, Calgary playwright James Odin Wade.

"There was a lot of pomp and circumstance I was not used to."

The award comes with a medal and a $10,000 prize for each winner.

Biographies for each of this year’s ten winners are on the awards website.

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