Stouffville Legions wants Seniors to get writing

Have you ever fancied yourself as a bit of a poet or writer of another kind but just never had the inspiration to get started?

Well, if you are 55 years or older, you may be motivated to not only pound out the prose but become noticed and celebrated as part of the 4th annual Seniors’ 55+ Literary Competition. The province-wide competition is being hosted locally by the Stouffville Canadian Legion Branch 459 as part of the District E competition.

Between now and July 18, you can submit your poem of up to 32 lines, short story of up to 4,000 words, essay of up to 1000 words, or biographies, memoirs or autobiographies of up to 5000 words.

While a modest prize of $100 applies to the top winner of each category, the real prize is the exposure and impact your words can have.

Rochelle D’souza, Legion Seniors Chair is excited about it and challenges other to get involved.

“All Markham/Stouffville Seniors. Your amazing life journey is unique, valued and precious. We learn from sharing our experiences,” she said. “Participate in this Ontario Literary competition and let us put Markham/Stouffville on the map with an overwhelming response.”

Winners will be announced in September of this year.

For more information and entry forms, contact [email protected] or call 905-640-5577.

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