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The LAST WORD ON FIRST WORDS!
A Contest Celebrating Indigenous writers

Here at Winnipeg Public Library we love Indigenous writers and we bet you do too! Whether it's First Nations, Métis or Inuit talents or those south of the 49th parallel, Indigenous writers are being published more than ever.

We want you to give us the "last word" on your favourite piece of writing by an Indigenous writer from North America.

Send us, in 250 words or less, your recommendation about a story, poem, song, play or other creative piece by an Indigenous writer you think that everyone should read or hear.

The entries that move us the most will receive one of two amazing prize packages. Thank you to Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak for their support.

Adult category (for entrants ages 18+): prize of a Sony eReader, plus a starter "library" of great Indigenous lit – classics, up-and-comers, poetry, graphic novels, language learning and more!

Youth category (for entrants ages 12-17): prize of a Sony eReader, plus a starter "library" of great Indigenous lit with a focus on young adults – graphic novels, great teen reads, plus some classics too.

Contest runs May 1 to June 30.

Winners will have their piece published and posted on Winnipeg Public Library's website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Excerpts of entries will also be featured in @ The Library.

Visit here for how to enter and complete contest rules.

Never read anything by an Indigenous writer or looking for something new? Check out this list of great reads - all available at Winnipeg Public Library!

Download a copy of the contest poster here.

Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak "Young Aboriginal People Leading"  The City of Winnipeg's Aboriginal Youth Strategy


Last update: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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