Sunday, November 14, 2010

Winter Solstice Short Poetry Contest Deadline Dec 10th.

Meditations on ice and light by Special Guest Blogger, Writer and Performer Caitlin Hicks.


The Ice Painting Project Society is sponsoring a SHORT POETRY contest for the Winter Solstice, and we're inviting you to participate!

Really, it's open to anyone -- anywhere -- we're also encouraging poems in french, and have a french language judge, none other than Jean Pierre Makosso.

We are looking for meditation on ice and the light at the winter solstice in the form of a short poem.

Haiku is welcome as well as any other type of short poetry. I've just posted some words on how to write HAIKU on my blog.

First and second place winners will have the chance to read or have their poem read for them at the gathering at the Sechelt Arts Centre on December 18th, 2010 as part of the evening of STORIES FOR A WINTER SOLSTICE.

Open to anyone of any age anywhere. You don't have to be a poet to write a poem.

Entry fee $5 (send as many poems for this amount as you wish); all must have the inspiration of ice and/or light at the winter solstice.

First & Second place winning poems will be posted on,,

ONe Cool Word Magazine's blog/ facebook/ twitter urls

as well as: ,

JUDGES: Tracy Stefanucci, editor of One Cool Word Magazine (Vancouver), Shelley Harrison-Rae of Wordlink lounge (Sunshine Coast) and Jean Pierre Makosso of Makosso's Village.

Entry fee is waived if entrant purchases a ticket to the show STORIES FOR A WINTER SOLSTICE (Dec 18 @ Arts Centre). Tickets can be purchased at Wind Song in Sechelt, MELOmania in Roberts Creek and GAIA'S FAIR TRADE in Gibsons as of Novemer 12th Friday.

DEADLINE to submit POEMS: December 10th 2010
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First place winner receives a basket of goodies, including a poster of ICE GATE by Gord Halloran, a bottle of Vincor wine and other seasonal goodies.

Send your email poem with contact info to:; send your poem and your entry fee of $5 to: Ice Painting Project Society, General Delivery, Roberts Creek, B.C. V0N 2W0, Canada.

STORIES FOR A WINTER SOLSTICE, the popular Christmas show written and performed by Caitlin Hicks which toured internationally to excellent reviews and was broadcast on the CBC numerous times, comes to the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre on Saturday, December 18 th 2010 at 7:30 PM. The show features Caitlin Hicks telling true & fictional stories in character from the west coast of Canada.
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Time for you to get your creative writing flowing. What a great contest to celebrate the Winter Solstice December 21st.

One of my fave ways to celebrate this ancient holiday is to decorate a tree outside with dried pine cones stuffed with seed for the birds to give thanks to the Earth and Sun, which is what the holiday is all about.

And thank you Caitlin for being a special guest contributor :D

Good luck everyone with your entries! Duane Burnett

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