Explore, experience, and enjoy all things literary happening at the Scugog Arts Space from educational workshops to ekphrastic contests.


Write fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction based on imaginative art pieces selected from the Scugog Arts Annual Juried Show.

Pick from the selection of four artworks to use as inspiration. Categories for youth and adults. Win cash prizes!

Write a story in 10 words or less and win a prize!

Part of the Culture Days in Scugog celebration.

2022 #10WordStory 1st Place

” I waited for hours, and the gift was the wait” — Amita Dayal

Inspired by: Under the Northern Sky by Sarah Porter

Juror: Lucy EM Black

2022 #10WordStory 2nd Place

“A crack, a break, a cold icy winter’s day.” — Rose Greedy

Inspired by: Ice Breakupby Ruth Greenlaw

Juror: Lucy EM Black

2022 #10WordStory 3rd Place

“The silence was deafening but memory’s sweet sounds last forever.” — Mona Mathews

Inspired by:The Day Music Diedby Jonathan van Bilsen

Juror: Lucy EM Black

2022 #10WordStory 4th Place

“Burdens, spilled through flowers of love, planted trails of hope.” — Shelley Martin

Inspired by: Petals of Loveby Jasmine Rutschmann

Juror: Lucy EM Black


March 2023
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