**February Contest Closed**
After a terrific January response, we’re delighted to announce our February Story Starter, courtesy of returning OWC facilitator Allyson Latta!
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 and format here.
Allyson Latta has edited bestselling adult and young-adult fiction and creative nonfiction by some of Canada’s most respected authors. Many have garnered national awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and Governor General’s Literary Awards, and outside Canada, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and Jamaican National Book Awards. She holds degrees in Psychology and Journalism, and has been an editor and staff writer for newspapers and magazines, a freelance writer in Canada and Japan, and a media relations coordinator for Queen’s University and University of Toronto. She is a creative writing instructor and online mentor for University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies (Memories into Story I; Memories into Story II) and has led workshops for libraries and writers’ organizations in Ontario. Allyson has also taught in the United States, Chile, Costa Rica, and Grenada. In 2012, the U.S. magazine The Writer named her Memoir Writing & More one of its 16 favourite sites for writers. Visit www.allysonlatta.ca.