Literary Program 2020 (scroll down for the contest)

Workshops for Adult Writers:

We did two fabulous workshops for adult writers on ekphrastic writing in the fall of 2019 and will offer more workshops in early 2020.

Place – Scugog Arts, 181 Perry Street, Unit G-1

Instructor – James Dewar

 

James Dewar teaches poetry and fiction workshops (www.inkslingers.ca) throughout the Metropolitan Toronto area and internationally. He has been awarded the Teaching Excellence Certificate by Durham College for his Advanced Creative Writing classes. Over the last ten years he has helped judge writing and poetry contests for the League of Canadian Poets, Ontario Writers Conference, Canadian Authors Association and other writing organizations.

His poetry and short fiction have been published in several anthologies and literary journals. His latest book of poetry, The Garden in the Machine, was published by Hidden Brook Press in 2007. His short story, Strychnine Blues, was featured in That Dammed Beaver, a 2018 collection of Canadian Humour, Laughs and Gaffs from Exile Editions. He is currently finishing a novel and refining a new book of poetry.

As the publisher of Piquant Press he has edited and published over a dozen books and co-edited eight poetry anthologies.

Writing Workshops For Youth:

Do you love to write?

Would you like to enter your writing in a contest with cash prizes?

Scugog Arts is offering a series of workshops for youth from 12-20 years old where you can learn techniques of “ekphrastic writing” – writing inspired by art.

Come to these workshops to learn and practice creative writing skills and get a head start on developing your entry for the 2020 Scugog Literary Prize for Youth, as well as developing skills that will help you write winning entries for the rest of your writing life.

Four Consecutive Wednesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 5, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., 2019 – Inspired by Art for Youth

Place – Scugog Arts, 181 Perry Street, Unit G-1, Port Perry, On

Instructor – Sue Reynolds

Susan Lynn Reynolds is a writer, teacher and psychotherapist whose specialty is writing for therapeutic benefit. She has been an accredited AWA writing workshop facilitator since 2002 and teaches in the community, in college continuing education programs, and in social services settings. She writes and has won awards for her YA novel, short stories, poems and creative non-fiction.

 

Inspired by Art Writing Workshops

  • Price: $ 75.00 CAD Quantity:
    Series of 4 consecutive Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29 and Feb 5, 2020, 4 - 5:30 pm Instructor: Sue Reynolds

 LITERARY CONTEST 2020  INSPIRED TO WRITE – EKPHRASTIC WRITING 

Contest Entry Dates: January 10 April 15, 2020

Literary Awards Night: Thursday June 18, 2020

The word Ekphrasis translates to “description” in Greek and ekphrastic writing describes or is inspired by a work of art. The Literary Contest for 2020 offers 4 pieces of visual art from our 2019 Annual Juried Show as inspiration for the contest entries.

Ekphrastic Categories: 4 Images of Original Visual Art

Choose from one of four works of visual art for any piece that you chose to enter. Each writing entry must be inspired in some way by one of the works of visual art. See the images below. You will be asked to select the image name when completing the form to enter the contest.

Writing Categories: Fiction, Poetry & Creative Non-Fiction

We return with three categories, Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-fiction. We are accepting short fiction stories and creative non-fiction of up to 2,500 words and poems of up to 40 lines.

 Age Categories: Youth 12-20 & Adults 21+

Enter in one of two age groups, either Youth 12-20 or Adult 21+. Each entrant can enter 1-3 pieces of writing. There are Poetry and Fiction categories for Youth and the added category of Creative Non-Fiction for Adults.

The cost to enter is $20 for adults and $15 for youth.

$2,500 in Cash Prizes!

Youth and Adult Poetry: 1st Prize: $300 2nd Prize: $150 3rd Prize: $50

Youth and Adult Fiction: 1st Prize: $300 2nd Prize: $150 3rd Prize: $50

Adult Creative Non-fiction: 1st Prize: $300 2nd Prize: $150 3rd Prize: $50

Contest opens January 1, 2020. Contest closes Friday April 15, 2020   ENTER BELOW 

The Chair Series 11, a painting by Charles Choi

The Boss, a photograph by Jennifer Burrows

Pizza Box, a Linoprint by Erin Le Page

Misty Morning, a painting by Lorelei Lapp

  • How many entries are you making? Each Entrant is limited to three (3) entries, be they fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction or any combination. Enter 1-3 entries all at once and pay only one fee.
    Please enter a number from 1 to 3.
  • Choose either fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction to describe your first entry.
  • Please check which piece of art you used to inspire this piece of writing.
  • Please cut and paste your fiction, creative non-fiction or poem into this block, including the title of the piece. Do not include your name in this field. Fiction and Creative Non-fiction is limited to 2,500 words and Poetry is limited to 40 lines.
  • Chose either fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction to describe your 2nd entry.
  • Please check which piece of art you used to inspire this piece of writing.
  • Please cut and paste your story or poem into this block, including the title of the piece. Do not include your name in this field. Fiction and Creative Non-fiction is limited to 2,500 words and Poetry is limited to 40 lines.
  • Chose either Fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction to describe your 3rd entry.
  • Please check which piece of art you used to inspire this piece of writing.
  • Please cut and paste your story or poem into this block, including the title of the piece. Do not include your name in this field. Fiction and Creative Non-fiction is limited to 2,500 words and Poetry is limited to 40 lines.
  • Select Adult or Youth category for entry fee. $20 for Adults, $15 for Youth 12-20.

Thank You to our Sponsors and Partners

Literary Program Spring 2019

Literary Contest 2019 – Winners List!

Youth – Poetry

1st Place  “Raphael” by Atticus Cox, prize $300

2nd Place “Photographs” by Antonia Haynos-Owen, prize $150

Adult – Creative Non-fiction

1st Place “Story W/O Conflict” by Kerry Craven, prize $300

2nd Place “School of Hard Knocks” by Aisha Ashraf, prize $150

HM “Exhumation” by William Eby and Laura Suchan, prize $50

Adult – Fiction

1st Place “Love is Like Lidocaine” by Jann Everard, prize $300

2nd Place “Contact” by Kaireen Adamson, prize $150

HM “The Golden Hour” by Kim McDougall, prize $50

Adult – Poetry

1st Place “Migrations” by Dorothy Sjoholm, prize $300

2nd Place “Bridge Pose” by Kate Marshall Flaherty, prize $150

HM “Herself” by Clare Bolton, prize $50

Announcing the 2017 Winners!

Prose Winners

1st Place – Elaine Jackson

2nd Place – Johanna Selles

3rd Place – Barbara Hunt

Honorable Mention Presented To Aisha Ashraf

Poetry Winners

1st Place – Katie Flaherty

2nd Place – Susie Whelehan

3rd Place – Teegan Mannion

Honorable Mention Presented To Katie Flaherty

Youth Winners

1st Place – Myanna Hansen

2nd Place – Jerry Bonkowski

3rd Place – Ceili Peterson

Past Winners!

2016 Winners!

Prose Winners

1st Place – Cheryl MacLean

2nd Place – Fran Turner

3rd Place – Suzanne Robinson

Honorable Mention Presented To Greer Roberts, Vera Constantineau, and Jerry Bonkowski

Poetry Winners

1st Place – John Lee

2nd Place – Dorita Peer

3rd Place – Janis MacCallen

Honorable Mention Presented To Erika Willeart, Janis MacCallen, Heather Parkinson, and Johanna Gail

2015 Winners!

Prose Winners

1st Place – Susan Wadds

2nd Place – Lori Twining

3rd Place – Annabelle Jane Murray

 

Poetry Winners

1st Place – Annabelle Jane Murray

2nd Place – Janis McCallen

3rd Place – Pamela Meacher

Thank You to our Sponsors and Partners

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This