Spurs that jingle jangle jingle. Broncos bucking. Parading parades. Giant mechanical arms swing screaming laughing people through the air…
I know – it’s a bit early to be talking Stampede, but this year is different. This year is #100. It's special and as Calgarians we gotta make it the greatest greatest outdoor show on earth. Wordfest wants to get us in the mood by throwing a special literary series celebrating the Calgary Stampede Centennial - Wild West Wordfest. From June 18 - 20 the mini-festival will celebrate the "expression of cowboy culture through word, music and art in an effort to engage all sectors of the arts community for a city-wide commemoration. Events will include children’s programming, visual art, storytelling and spoken word programming."
A month and a half away from Wild West Wordfest, you may wonder why I bring it up... there's a writing contest involved, and the deadline is May 14.
TumbleWord– Writing Contest Call for Submission!
|WordFest is seeking submissions for TumbleWord, a writing contest created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. The contest encourages Calgarians to create a brief story based on one of five archival photos from the history of the Calgary Stampede.The concept is simple: write a story that can fit on a postcard (no more than 250 words) and is based on one of the contest images; entries can be fiction or non-fiction, prose or poetry.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL CONTEST DETAILS, (including the 5 images we have to work with).
New to the 'postcard' form? Check out these titles for a sample: