Reigning wordsmith returns

Yale author Bill Kinsella wins crowning title for the Open Scrabble Champion of Canada

Yale author

Local author, Bill Kinsella of Yale, who recently released an anthology of his greatest works of fiction in The essential W.P. Kinsella; which, included the classic short story Shoeless Joe, also known as the megahit Field of Dreams — has just returned from the Canadian Scrabble Championships in Calgary, where he won first place.

Kinsella is no stranger to winning and has won numerous prestigious awards, such as, the Office of the Order of Canada in 1993 and Order of British Columbia in 2005.

Kinsella is also the founder of the Hope Scrabble Club and the Chilliwack Scrabble Club. His recent win makes him  the Canadian Open Scrabble Champion of Canada.  Kinsella stopped by the Hope Library for his weekly Scrabble game to celebrate.

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