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Poetry, TeensWrite, and Forest of Reading

April 04, 2017

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​There are lots of upcoming opportunities for students interested in the literary arts. 

The English department here at Regi is once again hosting their annual poetry contest. Students can submit multiple poems for their shot at victory and junior and senior cash prizes and the opportunity to read their poems at this May's public speaking contest. 

Students will also have the chance to participate in this year's TeensWrite  contest. If you can write an original poem, short story, memoir or essay using each of these five words, ALLOW, CONTRAST, DEMONSTRATE, MEMORY and STREAMING you can win a cash or Kindle e-reader prize, as well as entry to a youth writing master class.  Submit your fantastic original writing to Mrs Merjavec in the library, or on the WritersFest Website under kids and teens.

The forest of reading program has just a few more weeks left to go if you read five of the ten books you can vote for which one you prefer. Just head to the library to borrow these great books.

Calvin Written by Martine Leavitt                Dan vs. Nature Written by Don Calame                        The Emperor of Any Place Written Tim Wynne-Jones                          Exit, Pursued by a Bear Written by E.K. Johnston                          Fifteen Lanes Written by S.J. Laidlaw                                The Orange Grove Written by Larry Tremblay                           Rodent Written by Lisa J. Lawrence                                The Scorpion Rules Written by Erin Bow                            A Thousand Nights Written by E.K. Johnston                            Worlds of Ink and Shadow Written by Lena Coakley

If you can blast through five of these books by the 31st of April (Canada Book Day) then you can vote on which one is the best.