Write2Xpress Contest 2018

Open to all Oakville students in grades 7-12, Write2Xpress Teen Writing Contest opens on Sunday August 26th and closes at 11:59pm on Sunday,
October 21st.

Be sure to enter your short story and/or poem based on this year’s image.


Photo Paul “Coolhat” French

The image is of an alley during the day, with the perspective facing down the alley, with buildings on either side. The sky is bright blue with billowing white clouds. The alley is narrow and paved with light brown rectangular stone bricks of uneven sizes, ending in steps rising up and into the vanishing point. The buildings on either side of the alley are also of light brown uneven brown brick, with recessed doorways and windows above. The windows have white horizontal slatted shutters. Lining each side of the alley are short palm trees and green tropical shrubs in terracotta planters. There is an air conditioning unit on the wall of the left foremost building, and laundry lines cross the alley from building to building near the rooves. Occasionally, grey pipes run vertically up the building exterior walls. As the perspective recedes, you can see rooftops made of corrugated metal in green and red.



Winners will be announced at the Write2xpress Celebration and all participants will receive a certificate for their entry. Celebration evening is by invitation only.

Write2xpress 2018 Celebration
Our celebration will once again take place in the Rehearsal Hall at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre starting at 7pm on Thursday, November 15th.
Our guest speaker will be Cheryl Xavier, author poetry, non-fiction, and children’s books.  Cheryl is also the founder of  In Our Words, a publishing company dedicated to helping emerging authors get published.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
Thursday, November 15th Celebration begins at 7:00pm


The Write2Xpress contest is generously sponsored by:

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