All the write stuff at Parkland

Parkland Secondary School students supporting the Sidney Literary Festival

Parkland Secondary School creative writing students (from left to right) Brienne Gloeckler

Devon MacKenzie

News staff

Students from Parkland Secondary’s creative writing program will show their stuff this month during an evening in support of the Sidney Literary Festival scheduled for this fall.

“Parkland has a very small but very committed creative writing program and the students have been working towards completing their portfolios all semester,” explained teacher Jackie Rioux.

“During the open mic, there is going to be about 10 students sharing their final projects which will include non fiction, fiction, short poems and even some dialogue from dramatic scenes that they’ve been working on.”

“It will be really great.”

The Sidney Literary festival is set for Oct. 4, 5 and 6 and will feature events like readings and workshops. In advance of the festival, readings and open mic’s like the one being held this month will take place to help offsets costs of the festival.

“We’re hoping to not only get the young voices of the community out there but also get interest in the festival going because there are going to be so many great workshops and events happening and even a scholarship to be won,” said Rioux.

The evening of reading with the creative writing students from Parkland Secondary School (which will also include a silent auction) takes place Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at Red Brick Café in Sidney. Tickets for the event (limited seating) are $5 and are available at Tanner’s Books.

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