The Whistler Writing Society has launched its Summer Comeback Writing Contest open to Sea to Sky writers from Lions Bay to Lillooet.
One writer from three divisions will be chosen to read their winning submission at an event set for Thursday, July 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at a location that’s still to be announced.
Winners will receive a $100 cash prize and two tickets to the event—which is also being livestreamed.
Entries must be a maximum of 250 words and can be in literary genres ranging from poetry to creative non-fiction, spoken word, and storytelling. The spoken word and storytellers can submit a video of their story that’s two minutes or shorter.
The three categories are Indigenous, youth (18 and under), and open.
As for the theme of A Mighty Balance, organizers offered a few questions to spark ideas, including: are there some aspects of your life you’ve found too hard to balance? What do we discover when balance is lost? What does balance mean, and do people change if it changes?
Meanwhile, the event will also feature readings by guest authors Joshua Whitehead, Katherine Fawcett, Sara Leach, and Mary MacDonald. Leslie Anthony will moderate.
For full details on how to submit your entry by the deadline at midnight on June 25, visit whistlerwritersfest.com/summer-contest.