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Ottawa Public Library celebrates youth writing at the Awesome Authors awards ceremony

_ (press release) _ The winners of this year’s Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest were announced yesterday, Tuesday, March 29, at Centrepointe Theatre. Prizes were handed out to honour Ottawa-area youth between the ages of 9 and 17 who submitted poems and/or short stories in French and/or English, between December 2015 and February 2016. ...

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Investing in Ottawa Public Library

_ (via Ottawa Public Library) _ Ontario is supporting 10 new projects in public libraries that will improve services for Ontarians.  The Ottawa Public Library will receive $186,890 over two years to offer innovative food literacy programming.  This investment is part of the Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund, a $10 million program to help public libraries support strong, vibrant communities and better meet the changing needs of Ontarians. ...

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Writing workshops offered to Awesome-Authors-to-be

_ (via the Ottawa Public Library) _ The Ottawa Public Library’s 21 st annual Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest is underway. Writers between the ages of 9 and 17 must submit their work by February 15, 2016.  In order to help prepare participants to enter the contest, the following workshops will be offered: _ For ages 9-12 _ ** January 22 ** : Poetry (JC Sulzenko) - Beaverbrook ** January 22 ** : Short story (Catherine Austen) - Carlingwood ** January 29 ** : Poésie et nouvelles (Sylvie Frigon) - North Gloucester _ For ages 13-17 _ ** February 6 ** : Poésie et nouvelles (Sylvie Frigon) - St-Laurent ** February 13 ** : Poetry and short story (Caroline Pignat) - Greenboro ...