Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Calling Fraser Valley Poets

If you're a poet who lives in the B.C. Fraser Valley listen up!

You only have six more days to enter the MSA Poets Potpourri Society's "River of Words" Poetry contest.


Open to residents of the Fraser Valley, B.C.
(Maple Ridge to Aggasiz, Langley to Hope)

2 categories: under 18 and adults.

Entry Fee: $4 per poem for under 18-3 for $10
$5 per poem or 3-$12 for adults

Limit of three poems per person. Blind judging to take place.

Prizes: Under 18: $50/1st place, $35/2nd place, $20/3rd place,plus publication online and in a future Anthology.

Adult: $75/1st place, $50/2nd place, $25/3rd place, plus publication online and in a future Anthology.

Honourable mentions will also be published online and in a future anthology.
Contemporary poetry on any theme, any style, max 40 lines including stanza breaks.


Mail submission to:
MSA PPS River of Words Poetry Contest
PO Box P. O. BOX 8000 #257 ABBOTSFORD, BC V2S 6H1(TBA)

Poems must be original and unpublished and should not have author's name on them; they will be photocopied for judges. Send a cover letter with your name, address, email and phone number. Specify your age category and the title(s) of your poems and the dollar amount enclosed.

Cheques or money orders only, made payable to the MSA PPS.

All rights revert back to author after publication.
email: or call 604-820-4438 for more info

Winners announced by: September 1/08

Disclaimer: By entering this contest you declare this to be your original poetry and grant MSA PPS permission to publish it.

MSA PPS Members are not eligible to compete in this contest.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Wilderness Poetry Camp

Jan Wood, Utmost Christian Writer's International Christian Poet Laureate, is running a Wilderness Poetry Camp Experience August 12-15 at the Ness Creek site in the boreal forest of northern Saskatchewan.

From the brochure:

Workshops will concentrate on merging of sight and sound and moving image and sound into poetry. There will be opportunity to explore ideas and experience both visual art and music in an outdoor setting.

Register by June 30. Registration is limited to 15.

Pdf file with Information and registration form here.

...sounds intriguing - especially since a bluegrass festival is happening in the same area that same weekend.