Sharpen your pencils!
de in early March, the young authors mingled with seasoned writers to assemble a collective work entitled Surprise! , published by Vents d’ouest .
"Since I was a kid I always dreamed of being published," tells Diego Elizondo, of Orléans, who entered the contest in 2011. I’ve had the chance to be published over a hundred times for my writings on heritage and history by newspapers, but this is the first time I published a fiction text. "
Inspired by the literary world by Albert Camus L’étranger and by the writings of Malraux, Elizondo has chosen to take the path of the absurd and have his main character board bus route 95 to Barrhaven. The publisher of Gatineau’s Vents d’ouest renewed his support for young 12-18 year old authors and encourages young francophone writers to submit their written before June 1. In the last Salon du livre l’outaouais
"Something has just changed his life and he talks about his thoughts during the journey. I had first shared the story on Facebook and the reactions were very strong. It encouraged me because I realized I could arouse emotion in the reader. "
A future writer may well be born, and it is also one of the objectives of Michel Lavoie, coordinator of Vents d’ouest . and director of the youth collection.
"I had the idea of this contest when I was a teacher. This helps encourage kids to read and write because they are young people who write for young people.".
The publisher of Gatineau’s Vents d’ouest renewed his support for 12-18 year olds and encourages young francophones to submit their written work before June 1.