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.
LITERARY CONTEST 2020 INSPIRED TO WRITE – EKPHRASTIC WRITING
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.
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.
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
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!
1st Place – Elaine Jackson
2nd Place – Johanna Selles
3rd Place – Barbara Hunt
Honorable Mention Presented To Aisha Ashraf
1st Place – Katie Flaherty
2nd Place – Susie Whelehan
3rd Place – Teegan Mannion
Honorable Mention Presented To Katie Flaherty
1st Place – Myanna Hansen
2nd Place – Jerry Bonkowski
3rd Place – Ceili Peterson
1st Place – Cheryl MacLean
2nd Place – Fran Turner
3rd Place – Suzanne Robinson
Honorable Mention Presented To Greer Roberts, Vera Constantineau, and Jerry Bonkowski
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
1st Place – Susan Wadds
2nd Place – Lori Twining
3rd Place – Annabelle Jane Murray
1st Place – Annabelle Jane Murray
2nd Place – Janis McCallen
3rd Place – Pamela Meacher