Dozens of young writers in Ottawa will attend their book launch next week, as the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) launches the latest volume of Pot-pourri.
Pot-pourri 2019 features all the winners and honourable mentions from this year’s Awesome Authors contest — that’s dozens of the best poems, short stories, and comics by creative kids and teens from the Ottawa area, packed into one bilingual book.
(I’ve been one of the judges of the contest, and one of the editors of the anthology, for a few years now. So I know what great work is in there.)
The book launches on Thursday, November 28 at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library at the corner of Metcalfe and Laurier Streets. Come out to celebrate the achievements of all the contributing authors and buy a copy of this year’s anthology. Find out more from the FOPLA website.
If you can’t make it to the launch, purchase a copy online. (And pick up a few copies from previous years at bargain prices.) Support youth writing and public libraries.
If you are a young writer who missed out on last year’s Awesome Authors contest, don’t worry. This is an annual event, and this year’s contest will begin in December. You’ll have two months to enter your best work — and then maybe you’ll be featured in Pot-pourri 2020. I’ll post more details when the contest re-opens next month.
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