Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mississauga Library writing contest for local teens

Mississauga Central Library
The Mississauga Library System is launching an annual writing contest for local young people. The contest is intended to encourage youth of the city to read and also write about Mississauga's heritage and history.

The contest will encourage youth to submit entries which focus on a real person, event or place related to the history of Mississauga and may be presented as fact or fiction.

Entrants must be between 14 and 19 years of age and reside in, or go to school in, Mississauga.

Entries will be judged on their content and style. Entries will be a maximum of 1000 words (with no illustrations or graphics) and will be judged by UTM Professor Jan Noel and Heritage Mississauga Historian Matthew Wilkinson.

Beginning May 1, 2011, entries may be electronically submitted to
The deadline for entries is August 15, 2011.

This year's award will be presented at Central Library's 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Central Library. Prizes will be awarded for the best works and winning works will be read.

See Brian Henry's current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Woodstock, London, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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