Category: OWC 2017

Moose Factory 2017 Story Starters Shortlist

    To celebrate this special sesquicentennial year, and with kind permission of the Hudson Bay Company and the Moose Factory Photography Class, the OWC and the MoCreebec Eeyoud Council has run a very special version of our Story Starters Contest this summer, featuring photographs, both modern and historic, from the Moose Factory area. There…

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Story Starter July/August 2017 – Julia Martens

Our July/August Story Starter features work by Julia Martens. As we mentioned when we introduced our special Ontario 150 and Canada 150 Moose Factory Story Starters contest earlier this month, for the duration of this round of Story Starters, we will be contrasting some of the newest photography of the Moose Factory, Ontario area with some…

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Story Starter June/July 2017 – H. Bassett

Our June/July Story Starter features work by H. Bassett. As we mentioned when we introduced our special Ontario 150 and Canada 150 Moose Factory Story Starters contest earlier this month, for the duration of this round of Story Starters, we will be contrasting some of the newest photography of the Moose Factory, Ontario area with some…

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Story Starter June 2017 – Abigail Taylor Rickard

Our June Story Starter features work by Abigail Taylor Rickard. OWC is pleased to spotlight these talented artists and partner with the community in Moose Factory, ON on this special project. To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art featured below. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku,…

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2017 Story Starters Contest Winners

Congratulations! Chosen from a very high caliber of written pieces (268 in total submitted), we have 6 winners to announce for our 2017 Story Starters Contest, all chosen by our 2017 Festival of Authors attendees. Many thanks to Story Starters Judge, Canadian author, teacher, poet James Dewar for narrowing a long-list of 41 pieces down to a list of…

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2017 Story Starters Shortlist

ANNOUNCING OUR 2017 STORY STARTERS SHORTLIST   It gives us the greatest pleasure to announce that the finalists chosen by our Story Starters Judge, Canadian author, teacher, poet James Dewar (applause!) from the 41 long-listed pieces (submitted between October 1 and February 28) – about 176  entries in all – are the following writers who…

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2017 Story Starters Longlist (Semi-Finalists)

Congratulations to our 2017 Story Starters Semi-Finalists!   For the sixth time, The Ontario Writers’ Conference has partnered with visual artists of all sorts in the form of our Story Starters Contest – run October, November, December of 2016 and January, February of 2017. On the first of each month, our website featured an extraordinary work…

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Story Starter February 2017 – Barbara E. Hunt

Our February Story Starter features a poignant work by Barbara E. Hunt. To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art featured below. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original. Submit your entry in the comment section below. Check the full entry…

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Story Starter January 2017 – Rich Helms

Our January Story Starter features an intriguing work by Rich Helms. To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art featured below. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original. Submit your entry in the comment section below. Check the full entry rules…

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Story Starter December 2016 – Cheryl Andrews

Our December Story Starter features an inspiring work by Cheryl Andrews. To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art featured below. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original. Submit your entry in the comment section below. Check the full entry rules…

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Story Starter November 2016 – Gretel Boose

Our November Story Starter features a beautiful work by Gretel Boose. To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art featured below. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original. Submit your entry in the comment section below. Check the full entry…

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Story Starter October 2016 – Pamela Meacher

Our October Story Starter features a beautiful work by Pamela Meacher. To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art featured below. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original. Submit your entry in the comment section below. Check the full entry rules…

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