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 karen.bissenden@gmail.com or www.saow.ca 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.