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Fire up your keyboards: Library kicks off annual 50+ Short Story Contest

_ (press release) _ Do you love writing short fiction? Are you 50 years old or more? Then put pen to paper or fire up your keyboard:  the Ottawa Public Library’s annual 50+ Short Story Contest starts Monday, April 2 and runs until May 31. This could be your time.

If you need help to start, or tips on how to improve your writing or a story you have been working on, the Ottawa Public Library has organized several writing workshops with local authors to help you: ** SHORT STORY WRITING WORKSHOPS ** Wednesday, April 4, 2 pm to 3:30 pm Michèle Vinet (in French) St-Laurent branch Wednesday, April 25, 2 pm to 3:30 pm Deborah-Anne Tunney (in English) Main branch Tuesday, May 1, 2:30 pm to 4 pm Deborah-Anne Tunney (in English) Blackburn Hamlet branch Friday, May 4, 3 pm to 4 pm Peter Scotchmer (in English) Alta Vista branch Monday, May 7, 2 pm to 3:30 pm Michèle Vinet (in French) Orléans branch Wednesday, May 9, 10 am to 11 am Michèle Vinet (in French) Le Patro d’Ottawa, 40 Cobourg Thursday, May 10, 10:30 am to 11:30 am Michèle Vinet (in English) The Good Companions Senior Centre Without Walls Phone-in workshop Saturday, May 12, 2 pm to 3:30 pm Peter Scotchmer Carlingwood branch Registration is required for the writing workshops. Participants can register by going to the contest webpage at: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/50plus .

Entries must be submitted electronically on the contest webpage, by mail, or in person at your local branch. All details of the 50+ Short Story Contest are available online at BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca/50plus.