Poetry, short story, and comic workshops for young writers


Attention young writers of Ottawa. The Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors youth writing contest is underway, and there are several workshops to help you create your poem, short story, or comic. If you are between the age of nine and 17 and have things to say, join one (or several) of these workshops to help you prepare your Awesome Authors submission:

For ages 9-12

January 27: Poésie et nouvelles (Sylvie Frigon) – St. Laurent

January 30: Poetry (Caroline Pignat) – Hazeldean

January 30: Short stories (Catherine Austen) – Ruth E. Dickinson

January 30 : Comics/Bandes dessinées (Éric Péladeau) – Beaverbrook

For ages 13-17

January 27: Poésie et nouvelles (Sylvie Frigon) – Cumberland

January 30: Poetry (Caroline Pignat) – Carlingwood

January 30: Short Stories (Catherine Austen) – Greenboro

January 30: Comics (Éric Péladeau) – North Gloucester

The contest deadline is February 13, 2017.

Entries must be submitted electronically on the contest webpage, or in person at your local branch. Details and Awesome Authors contest rules can be found at biblioottawalibrary.ca/AwesomeAuthors.

Awesome Authors winners will be revealed and receive their prizes at a ceremony March 28, at 7 p.m. at Centrepointe Theatres.

This contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) who publish pot-pourri, an annual anthology of the winning Awesome Authors poems and stories, and new this year, comics. To get your copy of the latest pot-pourri, visit the FOPLA website at OttawaPublicLibraryFriends.ca. 

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter Twitter.com/OPL_BPO and like us on FacebookFacebook.com/BiblioOttawaLibrary. Contact us at 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca. If it’s out there, it’s in here!





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