Deadline Alert: Teen Writers Could Win $100 in Lakefield Literary Contest: Deadline May 10 [closed]

http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=4587&picture=woman-behind-laptopAre you ready? The deadline is tomorrow! 

Each year the Lakefield Literary Festival awards six teen writers for their work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Winners will receive $100 and see their work published in The Peterborough Examiner and online in the Young Writers Contest Ebook.

The rules:

1. Writers can enter through their schools or by mailing in their entry on their own.

2. There are two divisions: Junior (Grades 9, 10) and Senior (Grades 11, 12).

3. Genres are fiction prose, non-fiction prose and poetry. Writers are free to choose their topic and subject. Literary critiques and journalism assignments are not accepted. Writers can enter only one piece in each category.

4. Entries must be entirely original and suitable for copywright. Avoid using trade names in the piece. Quotations and paraphrases must be attributed.

5. Entries must be 500-1,000 words in length (with a few words either way acceptable). Take time to revise and review before submitting.

6. The title page must be a separate first sheet with name, grade, name of teacher, name of school, writer’s address, telephone number and whether the entry is fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Include an email address if possible.

7. Submit four copies of each entry.

8. The deadline is 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Entries can be handed in to teachers or mailed to Young Writers at the Lakefield Literary Festival, Box 1114, Lakefield, Ont., K0L 2H0.

9. Prizes go to best fiction, best non-fiction and best poetry, in senior and junior divisions, six prizes in all. Each winner receives $100 at an awards ceremony at the Lakefield Literary Festival on July 13.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library is Now on Facebook!

I was very pleased to learn today that the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library is now on Facebook. The Library spans the entire City with branches in 18 locations, and provides a multitude of services: books, dvds, music cds, audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, electronic databases, local histories, and genealogy resources.

Head on over and give their page a like:

City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library
To provide City of Kawartha Lakes residents with excellent public service and impartial access to a wide range of information resources, programs, and services in order to encourage and foster a climate of life-long learning and to enhance leisure activities.

Writer’s Circle Meeting Tonight. New Members Welcome. – Lindsay

Is there a manuscript you wrote years ago still hanging around in the back of your closet? Have you always wanted to write a book, but don’t know where to start?

The City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library and writer in residence, Jessica Becking, invites aspiring writers of fiction and creative non-fiction to attend the Writer’s Circle at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room of the Lindsay Library.

The Writer’s Circle has grown to form two groups. Each group meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays to critique each other’s work, participate in writing exercises or learn about an aspect of writing. New members always welcome.

Recent graduate of Kingston University’s Creative Writing and Publishing M.A. program and alumni of I.E. Weldon Secondary School, Jessica is a writer of literary fiction. She has studied under many published authors including Kevin Barry and James Miller and has worked with major publishing houses in a variety of capacities. Her short stories and essays can be found both online and in print.

Please contact Diane Lansdell for more information at (705) 324-9411 ext. 1265 or at dlansdell@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

Crime Fiction Book Club Meeting on Thursday in Lindsay

Thursday, May 9th, the Crime Fiction Book Club will be meeting at the Lindsay Library in attendance for the Local Author Series presentation with Virginia Winters. This month the Crime Fiction Book Club is highlighting Canadian crime fiction.

New members always welcome! Join us Thursday May 9th at 7pm in the Lindsay Library.

Winter virginia booksThursday, May 9 at 7 P.M. at the Lindsay Library meet Virginia Winters, author of genealogy mysteries featuring Canadian heroine, Doctor Anne McPhail.

MURDEROUS ROOTS: Anne McPhail is a Canadian doctor and amateur genealogist, who find a dead body on the floor of the public library in the small town of Culver’s Mills, Vermont. The dead librarian, Jennifer Smith, was a gifted genealogical resercher, who used the information she collected about her clients, to blackmail them. Anne takes a dangerous journy, trying to find the murderer amongst Jennifer’s victims.

THE FACEPAINTER MURDERS: Anne McPhail is back in Culver’s Mills, Vermont for a quiet holiday. But Culver’s Mills is an unlucky spot for her vacation. She finds the dead body of a naked man, and is soon helping her friend Adam Davidson to investigate the murder. Who is the dead man and what was his involvement with the theft of a painting and a sampler from the art gallery? Who owns the art, James Trevelyan, an elderly man whose genealogy may hold the key, or the owners of Evan’s, the restaurant where they were found? More bodies turn up as the murderer kills the others in his criminal gang. Then he turns his attention to Anne.

NO MOTIVE FOR MURDER: Anne McPhail is on holiday in Bermuda, visiting her sister. She stumbles upon a murder in progress and this time, she is more than just a witness, she is a suspect, dealing with a police officer who decides Anne is guilty, and sticks to it in face of the evidence or lack of it. But more is going on than a random murder. Anne is caught in the middle a dangerous assassination plot. When she inadvertently upsets the killer ’s plan, he turns his attention to her. The risk spreads to her family and friends and then Thomas Beauchamp arrives on Bermuda. When his role is revealed, Anne’s life takes a dangerous turn.

About the Author: Virginia Winters was born in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada and raised in the Ottawa Valley. After high school in Renfrew, another Valley town, she went down to Queens to study medicine, graduating in 1970. Fellowship in Pediatrics followed, with graduation in 1976. That year she and her husband, Internist George Winters, moved to Lindsay, Ontario with their two children, and have lived there ever since. Virginia’s interests, besides writing, are genealogy, gardening, photography, and studying languages (currently Spanish).

PUBLICATIONS
Murderous Roots. 2009.
The Facepainter Murders. 2011.
No Motive for Murder. 2012.

The Local Author Series is a series of presentations by the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library in which local authors have an opportunity to share their writing experiences and books with readers.

For more information or if you are interested in taking part in the Spring Local Author Series, please contact Diane Lansdell at 705-324-9411 xt 1265.

Contest: Speculative fiction; $500 prize; Deadline May 31

czpbannerrannuThe CZP/Rannu Fund (Canada) offers two awards per year of $500 each: fiction (7,000 words max.) and poetry (5 poems, 10 pages max). Granted to two writers of speculative literature (i.e., science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, surrealism, etc.), of any nationality or place of residence, at any stage of their career.
Deadline: May 31, 2013.
Entry fee: $10 ($15 for US entrants).
Submission guidelines here.

via Brian Henry’s Quick Brown Fox. Check out his contest calendar for more contests this year:

The 2013 Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar is available now. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced writer, if you’re looking for places to send your work, you should put contests on your list. The Canadian Writers’ Contest Calendar gives a full listing of contests in Canada arranged by deadline date. It lists contests for short stories, poetry, children’s writing, novels, and non-fiction – contests for just about everyone. The Calendar costs just $20 at one of Brian Henry’s workshops or classes or $23.50 by mail (all taxes and shipping included).
To order, email brianhenry@sympatico

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Teen Writers Could Win $100 in Lakefield Literary Contest: Deadline May 10 [closed]

http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=4587&picture=woman-behind-laptopAre you ready? The deadline is fast approaching! 

Each year the Lakefield Literary Festival awards six teen writers for their work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Winners will receive $100 and see their work published in The Peterborough Examiner and online in the Young Writers Contest Ebook.

The rules:

1. Writers can enter through their schools or by mailing in their entry on their own.

2. There are two divisions: Junior (Grades 9, 10) and Senior (Grades 11, 12).

3. Genres are fiction prose, non-fiction prose and poetry. Writers are free to choose their topic and subject. Literary critiques and journalism assignments are not accepted. Writers can enter only one piece in each category.

4. Entries must be entirely original and suitable for copywright. Avoid using trade names in the piece. Quotations and paraphrases must be attributed.

5. Entries must be 500-1,000 words in length (with a few words either way acceptable). Take time to revise and review before submitting.

6. The title page must be a separate first sheet with name, grade, name of teacher, name of school, writer’s address, telephone number and whether the entry is fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Include an email address if possible.

7. Submit four copies of each entry.

8. The deadline is 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Entries can be handed in to teachers or mailed to Young Writers at the Lakefield Literary Festival, Box 1114, Lakefield, Ont., K0L 2H0.

9. Prizes go to best fiction, best non-fiction and best poetry, in senior and junior divisions, six prizes in all. Each winner receives $100 at an awards ceremony at the Lakefield Literary Festival on July 13.

Summer at the Library! Summer Reading Club

http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=7684&picture=newspaper-on-beachThe Kawartha Lakes Library has programs happening through the summer months. Here is one:

Summer Travel Not An Option?
PARTICIPATE IN THE
TD SUMMER READING CLUB

This year’s theme:
Travel/Amazing Race

Journey to places near and far, from the backyard to other worlds,
by whatever means you can, imagining and experiencing new
tastes, friends and excitement along the way. Lead the way with
your reading adventures, exploring anywhere or anything.

Visit your local branch of the City of Kawartha Lakes
Public Library for summer reading suggestions, activities,
events, and much more.