Sherbrooke’s third writing contest is on
Sherbrooke’s six boroughs, along with the Association des auteurs et auteurs de l’Estrie, are launching the third Concours d’ecriture des arrondissements.
The contest is open to the entire population, no age limits. However, it is for amateur writers only. A jury will determine the winners of each borough and they will each receive a bursary of $700 in the fall. The winning texts will also be made available on the internet. “It is always a pleasure to discover our community through the eyes of our citizens,” said Pierre Tardif, a Sherbrooke municipal councillor and the president of the committee on culture.
To be eligible, the texts must be between seven and ten pages in length. Citizens living in Lennoxville only can submit texts in English but they must be related to the Lennoxville Borough’s theme: the Lennoxville Borough office. The texts submitted to the other boroughs must be in French and must respect the following themes: Brompton, Parc de la Rive; Fleurimont, Parc Dolor-Biron; Mont Bellevue, Hotel Wellington; Rock Forest-Saint Elie-Deauville, Parc de la place municipal; and Jacques-Cartier, Hopital et centre d’hebergement Argyll.
The authors must send their texts to the Division de la culture, CP 610, Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 5H9, by June 23rd, 2016. Contest rules can be found at sherbrooke.ca/ concoursecriture.
Seen here at the launch of Sherbrooke’s third annual writing contest were (l. to r.): Claude Charron, Lennoxville councilor; Michel Gosselin, president of the Association des auteurs et auteurs de l’Estrie; Pierre Tardif, president of the cultural committee and Sherbrooke councillor; Nicole A. Gagnon, municipal councillor; and Chantal l’Esperance, municipal councillor.