The Word This Summer

Join The Movement: Teen Writer’s Group (Ages 13-19)

If you couldn’t attend before, the creative writing group held at North York Central Library is still running, and is still seeking to engage teens who want to share their writing. The group is made of fellow young authors and poets who are gladly accepting to see what other creativity is strolling through our Toronto streets.

No registration is required to join.

Upcoming Dates: Jun 7, 2012; from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Jun 21, 2012; from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Where: North York Central Library TPL branch: Room 2/3; 5120 Yonge Street

Raving Readers: Meet Kelley Armstrong & Help Launch WORD OUT

Celebrate reading, and join the launch of the WORD OUT summer reading program with celebrity author Kelley Armstrong, author of Thirteen, The Calling, and other urban fantasy novels. You can eat, play games, discuss your favourite books, and even win a Sony e-reader or signed copies of Kelley’s books.

When: June 27, 2012; from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Where: North York Central Library TPL branch: Concourse; 5120 Yonge Street

Contest Callout: Open Mic for Teens at Word On The Street

If you haven’t performed your work before, or had the chance to find an accepting venue, then this Open Mic opportunity, hosted by Word On The Street, is a great chance to begin. Last year 8 teen writers were featured at Queen’s Park, and this year you can be picked to read your work, and even talk with famed authors. You will have roughly five minutes to present your writing—whichever genre you choose—in front of a small crowd at Canada’s largest book festival. This contest is open to writers of age 13-19.

Deadline: June 29, 2012
For Submission Details: click here