Category: Story Starters Contest

Story Starter November 2017 – Jean Pierre Schoss

Our November Story Starter showcases artwork by Jean Pierre Schoss  and Brenda Tucker (dogbitesteel). To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art pictured here. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original, in English, and based on the featured artwork. Submit your…

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Story Starter October 2017 – John Reuben

Our October Story Starter showcases artwork by John Reuben. To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art pictured here. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original, in English, and based on the featured artwork. Submit your entry in the comment section…

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Moose Factory 2017 Story Starters Contest Winners

The Moose Factory Story Starters winners were announced on Friday, August 25th at the Cree Village Eco-Lodge (and livestreamed on the OWC Facebook page where they can still be viewed). From just under 100 entries received in a 9 week period, 16 finalists emerged, from which 3 winners and 4 honourable mentions were selected by…

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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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2016 Story Starters Contest Winners

Congratulations! Chosen from a very high caliber of written pieces (275 submitted in total), we have 6 winners to announce for our 2016 Story Starters Contest, all chosen by our attendees over the two Conference days. Many thanks to the Story Starters Judge, Canadian author, teacher, poet James Dewar for narrowing a long-list of 64…

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2016 Story Starters Finalists

The list is in, and we are proud to announce the 2016 Story Starters finalists! Our Story Starters judge — Canadian author, teacher, poet James Dewar  — had an even tougher job than in previous years. This year, there were 64 long-listed pieces (submitted between September 1 and February 29) – about 268  entries in all! From those…

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2016 Story Starters Semi-Finalists

  Congratulations to our 2016 Story Starters Semi-Finalists! For the fifth time, The Ontario Writers’ Conference has partnered with visual artists of all sorts in the form of our Story Starters Contest – run September, October, November and December of 2015 and January and February 2016 (pictured above). On the first of each month, our website…

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Story Starter February – Anja Kooistra

We had a tremendous response to our January Story Starter! Thank you, and good luck to all who entered. Our February Story Starter features a beautiful work by Anja Kooistra. 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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Moon Fruit January
Story Starter January – Annabelle Murray

We had some great entries with our December Story Starter! Thank you, and good luck to all who entered. Our January Story Starter features a beautiful work by Annabelle Murray. 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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