OPL 50+ Short Story Contest: Older adults invited to write their own short story


(press release)

The Ottawa Public Library is hosting an annual Short Story Contest for older adults.


Adults 50 years or older, who have a Library card, are eligible to enter. They are invited to submit a maximum of two short stories either in English or French. Stories must be original and unpublished works, and under 2000 words. Submissions will be accepted from May 3 – May 31, 2016.


Participants can win a cash prize which will be presented at An Afternoon of Storytelling on September 14, 2016, during which these authors will each read from their winning stories.


OPL will also be offering the following workshops:

May 3: Michèle Vinet will offer a workshop in English by telephone. To register, call The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre Without Walls at 613-236-0428 ext. 2323.

May 7: Short Story Writing Workshop with Peter Scotchmer at the Carlingwood branch

May 11: Atelier de création littéraire avec Michèle Vinet at the Rideau branch

For contest details, visit www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca/50plus.



The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America. The OPL extends public access to information and services through the library’s 34 branches, physical and virtual at www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca, as well as two mobile libraries and a vending machine-style lending library service. Serving close to one million Ottawa residents, OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitterwww.Twitter.com/OPL_BPO and like us on Facebook www.Facebook.com/OPLBPO. Contact us at613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca. If it’s out there, it’s in here!

OttawaStart Staff



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