VWC Newsletter – April 2020

The Vocamus Writers Community April 2020 Newsletter is here... sort of.

As you all no doubt realize already, there are no literary events planned in the Guelph area for the next month. There are. however, a few virtual literary activities that you can participate in –

1. The Guelph Public Library and Vocamus Writers Community’s annual Teen Writing Contest recently closed on March 31, and they’re looking for local authors and teachers who would be willing to provide editorial feedback to the winners of that contest as the students prepare their stories for publication in the ETCH anthology. The commitment is low. You’ll only have to read and comment on a single story. If you’re interested, you can email vocamuswriterscommunity@gmail.com.

2. Two Guelph friends, Aimee and Alisha, have created a non-profit Facebook page, Bedtime Stories With, that features authors and songwriters and respected personalities from Guelph and further afield, who spend an hour telling bedtime stories live each night at 8:00 PM. You can tune in at https://www.facebook.com/bedtimestorieswith/. If you’re an author or storyteller yourself, and you’d like to participate, you can contact the organizers at aimee@puthon.com.

3. The Guelph Public Library is partnering with The Rotary Club of Guelph to hold a poetry competition called, “The Night Sky.” Poems should be inspired by the night sky, be original compositions, and 150 words or less, typed, single-spaced in a word document, and submitted to contests@guelphpl.ca by 9:00 PM on April 15. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Grades 7 to 9, Grades 10 to 12, and Adults. Each category will have $100 each for first prize and $50 for second place.

If you know of any local online literary fun, please feel free to send it to us at vocamuswriterscommunity@gmail.com. We'll post it on our Facebook, twitter, and blog – https://vocamus.net/community/blog.

Be well.