Sherbrooke launches writing contest
TheCity of Sherbrooke has created a ‘Borough’writing contest to encourage its citizens to be more appreciative of some of the city’s important landmarks. Contestants must write a seven to ten page text, fiction or creative non-fiction, which features the special landmark of the borough in which they live. The landmarks that have been chosen are: the Beauvoir Sanctuary in Brompton; Victoria Park in Fleurimont; Mont Bellevue Park in Mont Bellevue; Domaine Howard Park in Jacques Cartier; the water towers in Rock Forest; and Queen Street, between Academy and College streets, in Lennoxville.
A $1000 prize will be given to the author of the best story, written in either French or English, in each of the city’s boroughs. French texts must be sent to the contestant’s own Borough office, while all of the English texts, which must be about Queen Street, are to be sent to the Lennoxville Borough office. The contest deadline is May 31st, 2013, and the winner will be announced in September. For more information consult the website at sherbrooke.ca/concoursecriture.
Thelibrarians at Alexander Galt High School, Judith Munger and Dale Davidson, finished putting up the school’s ‘Wall of Love’, a montage of the photographs of student arms, each decorated with the word “love”, on Monday. The students visited the library on Carnival Day, earlier in the month, to decorate their arms, getting them photographed by Mr. Davidson on the way out, all part of the TWLOHA (to write love on his/her arm) initiative which aims to raise awareness about teen depression, self-injury and suicide. A library display also featured books and information on the often taboo subjects.
This year’s wall has about forty more arms than last year, now almost nearing the two hundred mark.
Participating in the TWLOHA awareness campaign, almost two hundred Galt students decorated their arms with the words “love” to create this huge mural that hangs in the library.
Librarian Judith Munger helps a student decorate her arm with the word “love”.