New writing contest to bring aspiring writers together with horses

Community Apr 08, 2018 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

Black Beauty, The Pie and Flicka are among the most memorable equine characters in all of literature.

As the next couple of months bring on foal season, a literary competition is set to take place that will bring horse lovers together with the written word.

For youngsters who love to spend their free time mucking out stalls or getting hay in their hair, a chance to write about their passion is now upon them.

The Youth Literary Derby is a call out to aspiring young writers who just happen to love the four-legged creatures to write essays or poems for a $2,000 cash prize.

The derby, for students in grades 5 to 8 across the province, will give them a chance to find their muses by visiting one of more than 30 Ontario standardbred farms to meet the newborn foals.

The program aims to give the budding writers a field excursion and real life experience while taking a break from technology. Once the students have met the foals, they must write poetry or essays about their thoughts and feelings on their personal time with the babies and the connection between human and horse — one that has been forged over thousands of years.

To enter the juried competition, students are asked to contact their teachers and school administration to announce their interest in the derby. The deadline for submissions is June 15.

For more information, visit: www.YouthLiteraryDerby.ca or email billgalvin2000@rogers.com.

New writing contest to bring aspiring writers together with horses

Community Apr 08, 2018 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

Black Beauty, The Pie and Flicka are among the most memorable equine characters in all of literature.

As the next couple of months bring on foal season, a literary competition is set to take place that will bring horse lovers together with the written word.

For youngsters who love to spend their free time mucking out stalls or getting hay in their hair, a chance to write about their passion is now upon them.

The Youth Literary Derby is a call out to aspiring young writers who just happen to love the four-legged creatures to write essays or poems for a $2,000 cash prize.

The derby, for students in grades 5 to 8 across the province, will give them a chance to find their muses by visiting one of more than 30 Ontario standardbred farms to meet the newborn foals.

The program aims to give the budding writers a field excursion and real life experience while taking a break from technology. Once the students have met the foals, they must write poetry or essays about their thoughts and feelings on their personal time with the babies and the connection between human and horse — one that has been forged over thousands of years.

To enter the juried competition, students are asked to contact their teachers and school administration to announce their interest in the derby. The deadline for submissions is June 15.

For more information, visit: www.YouthLiteraryDerby.ca or email billgalvin2000@rogers.com.

New writing contest to bring aspiring writers together with horses

Community Apr 08, 2018 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

Black Beauty, The Pie and Flicka are among the most memorable equine characters in all of literature.

As the next couple of months bring on foal season, a literary competition is set to take place that will bring horse lovers together with the written word.

For youngsters who love to spend their free time mucking out stalls or getting hay in their hair, a chance to write about their passion is now upon them.

The Youth Literary Derby is a call out to aspiring young writers who just happen to love the four-legged creatures to write essays or poems for a $2,000 cash prize.

The derby, for students in grades 5 to 8 across the province, will give them a chance to find their muses by visiting one of more than 30 Ontario standardbred farms to meet the newborn foals.

The program aims to give the budding writers a field excursion and real life experience while taking a break from technology. Once the students have met the foals, they must write poetry or essays about their thoughts and feelings on their personal time with the babies and the connection between human and horse — one that has been forged over thousands of years.

To enter the juried competition, students are asked to contact their teachers and school administration to announce their interest in the derby. The deadline for submissions is June 15.

For more information, visit: www.YouthLiteraryDerby.ca or email billgalvin2000@rogers.com.