Planning for annual Salmon Arm writers’ festival underway

Word on the Lake: a Festival for Readers and Writers features a contest for young writers and a raffle with great prizes.

  • Mar. 6, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Young writers will be rewarded for their efforts at this year’s writers’ festival, which has a new name – Word on the Lake: A Festival for Readers and Writers. It will be held May 25 – 27.

Students in school districts #83 and #22, five to 18 years are invited to submit their short stories and poetry in the fifth annual Young Writers’ Contest. The deadline is April 5. Email or for guidelines and details.

Festival organizers, the Shuswap Association of Writers, are holding a raffle in support of  the festival.

Tickets are available at Lady in the Tub, Hidden Gems Bookstore, and The Book Nook.

There are seven great prizes to be won, including a houseboat trip.