Saanich Peninsula writing contest enters third year

Share your best writing with the Sidney North Saanich Library Writers Group, and you might win a prize.

SIDNEY — The Sidney North Saanich Library Writers Group is excited to host their third annual Saanich Peninsula Community Writing Contest.

Residents of Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney may submit their unpublished writing in three categories: poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

A panel of writers, editors and educators will judge the entries and a total of six prizes, two for each category, will be awarded.  Tanner’s Books is generously providing $100 first place and $50 honourable mention gift certificate prizes for each category.

A special event to celebrate all the contest entrants takes place May 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library.

Full contest details are available at the Sidney North Saanich Library and online at virl.bc.ca (see Programs & Events).    Dates for submission of entries are April 1 to 30, with hardcopies accepted at the library or electronically at spcwritingcontest@virl.bc.ca.

The Writers Group is open to writers of all genres who wish to share and discuss their writing in a supportive environment.

For details about the Saanich Peninsula Community Writing Contest and the Writers Group, contact the library at 250-656-0944.

— Submitted by VIRL

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