Sherbrooke writing contest is on!
a $1000 prize. “Last year, it was a real pleasure to discover special places in the Boroughs in this way. We are already quite anxious to read the adventures of our historic characters that come to life through our citizens,” commented Pierre Tardif, a municipal councillor and the president of the City’s cultural committee. Contest rules
To take part, the contestant must write a seven to ten page text, in French, featuring a historic character from the writer’s Borough, and then send the text to their borough. The public figures to write about are: Noemie Fortin or Joseph- Noe Ponton, Brompton; John Samuel Bourque, Fleurimont; Gertrude Scott or Amedee-Beaudoin, Lennoxville; the Marquis de Montcalm, Jacques Cartier; and Bertrand Fabi, Rock Forest-Saint ElieDeauville.
For those who wish to write an English text, you must write either about Gertrude Scott or AmedeeBeaudoin, and send the text to the Lennoxville borough.
This contest will end on November 28th. All the contest rules can be found at sherbrooke.ca/concoursecriture. Last year, more than one hundred people took part in this contest.