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Take Flight & Write

Take Flight & Write Teen Contest

Official Entry Form 2016 - Submissions accepted June 1 to July 31program logo

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Take Flight Rules and Regulations 2016

Calling all Burlington teen writers! Show off your creative talents and enter our annual writing contest. Get contest details and the official entry form at your local branch or download here. For students in grades 7 through 12.

This contest is an opportunity for you to explore your world through storytelling. Each year, our writers boldly tackle themes that run the gamut of human experience: love, war, relationship, sexuality, hate, relocation, isolation, poverty, illness, death, to name a few. Here's a chance get feedback on your stories and poems from contest judges, themselves local published writers—and maybe win a cash prize!

Meet the 2015 Judges    

Gary Barwinbarwin

Gary Barwin PhD is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, educator, and the author of twenty books of poetry, fiction and books for children...

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Helaine Becker

beckerHelaine Becker is the bestselling author of more than 70 books for children and young adults...

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Christine Miscionemiscione

Christine Miscione’s work has appeared in various Canadian publications, such as Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Lemon Hound, and The Puritan. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Hamilton Arts Award for Best Emerging Writer. In 2012, Miscione’s story, Skin Just, won first place in the Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Editions CVC Short Fiction Contest (emerging writer category). Her debut short story collection, Auxiliary Skins, was released in 2013 and won the 2014 Relit Award for short fiction. In 2014 her novel Carafola was published and was shortlisted for the Hamilton Literary Award.

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