March Story Starters Inspiration Piece (MARCH SUBMISSIONS CLOSED)
In its 5th year, the Ontario Writer’s Conference continues to celebrate all art forms. This year we are very excited to include visual arts into the conference with our very first Story Starters contest.
On January 1st, February 1st and March 1st, our website will feature an extraordinary work by a local artist and we invite you to enter a piece of writing inspired by that work.
Need a peek at the rules? Want to seek inspiration among past months’ entrants? Click here to view January’s art, entries and contest rules, and here for February!
It’s easy to enter. Simply post your entry as a comment. Entries will not show up immediately. Our admin approves all comments before they appear on the website.
If you have questions about this contest please send us an email. Thank you and good luck!
March’s featured artist: Ian Coristine
March’s featured artist is Ian Coristine. Ian Coristine is not your typical photographer, accepting random assignments. Only a single subject motivates him to get behind his camera – The Thousand Islands. His discovery and love affair with that region began during a random flight in 1992. He found an island, literally one in a thousand, with a unique natural harbor, ideal for protecting his plane from marauding storms. During his former career as the Canadian distributor for Challenger ultralight aircraft, Ian learned the craft of air-to-air photography. Living “in the assignment” with his plane offering a privileged view of an extraordinary place, he began shooting it low from above.
Ian Coristine’s sixth book, a memoir, is titled One in a Thousand. Reminiscent of The Olive Farm, A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, it was co-written with Donna Walsh Inglehart (Grindstone, Breaking the Ring). This groundbreaking eBook was produced by Toronto’s McLellan Interactive Publishing. Highly rated in Apple’s iPad App Store, it has been highly praised by many reviewers, including Kirkus Reviews who bill themselves as “The World’s Toughest Book Critics.” It showcases an entirely new form of storytelling, using over 450 images, 11 videos, audio,an interactive map and slideshows with 18 moody instrumental tracks from the award winning band, Great Lake Swimmers.
To find out more about Ian and his work visit www.1000islandsphotoart.com/
Register for the conference before March 31st.