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Spur Festival Vancouver 2014, May 22nd to 25th

May 14, 2014

*Spur*, a festival of politics, art and ideas is coming to Vancouver on May 22nd-25th, 2014!

Are you a college, undergraduate or graduate student who is plugged into the national conversation and full of big ideas?*The Literary Review of Canada*, *Spur*, and the *RBC Group* are pleased to announce two separate opportunities for students and recent graduates joining us at Spur this year.

The Spur RBC Emerging Scholar program provides *free scholarships* for 20 scholars, ages 18-30, to attend Spur Fest 2014 as a network-building experience with access to all our events in Vancouver. Emerging Scholars will interact with our speakers, presenters and audience members at exclusive and ticketed events. They’ll also actively engage in Spur’s social media campaign by posting commentary, photos and ideas.

The Spur Public Fellow receives a $500 stipend, and is an opportunity for an under-35 Canadian resident interested in public policy, journalism, or serious non-fiction writing;
there is one Public Fellow position for each Spur city, whose job is to collect and curate a list of ideas from the festival and issue a communique for the Spur Festival website and national media outlets.

Candidates can visit us at Spur Festival Vancouver for more information on these programs, and forward a resume plus a letter stating their interest in *Spur* to Mary Kim, Education Outreach Coordinator at

For a list of Spur Vancouver's festival events, please visit

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