Sher­brooke’s third writ­ing con­test is on

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

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.

Photo cour­tesy

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.

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