Category: young writers

Spring Contests for Writers

I am back after a 2-month blogging break, and I’m bringing the best intentions of posting weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, or whenever I remember from this point onward. (To those who wonder, “If I lay off blogging and Facebook for 2 months, will I free up enough…

Writing Contests with Looming Deadlines

Attention young writers! The Ottawa Public Library’s annual Awesome Authors contest is now accepting poems and stories from Ottawa-area youth aged 9-17. Deadline February 16th.  Not in Ottawa? No worries. If you’ve got your act together RIGHT NOW, you can enter the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest…

My First Short Story in Twenty Years

Okay, it has been three weeks and you might be wondering if I was kidnapped by the Storyfest kids I mentioned in my last post. No such luck – I had to leave Hudson when the event was over. It was lovely, BTW, and…

Thanks!

Thanks to the Montreal Children’s Library for organizing such a fun author visit with the grade five classes of Westmount Park Elementary School yesterday (and thanks to Via Rail for getting me through the storm safely). It was great to meet the students, their teachers and…

Ottawa Teen Author Fest: Write On!

If you’re a young writer in the Ottawa area, please come out on Wednesday for a discussion panel of YA authors, part of the Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Author Fest. Here’s the blurb: Write On!Find out what it takes to write like a pro…

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