ESA’s very own


  • Submit works
  • Become a published writer
  • Be featured on ESA’s Creative Writing Blog

At the end of the year you will be officially published in the “Letters” Anthology, the print version of the ESsays Creative Writing Blog!

We even host a poetry contest at the end of the year!

We are looking forward to sharing your creative works!

We are looking for any forms of creative writing, included but not limited to:

  • Poetry
  • Short Stories

How to SUBMIT:





Limited Library Access: Monday Sept 17th- Thursday Sept 20th

Library access is restricted this week due to the grade nine library and technology orientation sessions.

Monday Sept 17th– Thursday Sept 20th

CLOSED all periods except for Period 1

OPEN before school, after school and at lunch

Friday Sept 21th

OPEN from 8am-3:10 pm

CBC Short Story Prize

Calling all writers! The CBC Short Story Prize is now open

Ready to submit? Enter now!

The 2019 CBC Short Story Prize is now open for submissions. Canadian writers can submit original, unpublished short stories until Oct. 31, 2018. Your story can be up to 2,500 words in length.

The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their story published on CBC Books. Four finalists will win $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

You have until Oct. 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter. The entry fee is $25, which covers the costs of administering the prize.

Last year’s winner was Leah Mol for Lipstick Day. You can read all the 2018 finalists’ stories here.

ESA’s own Book Club

Please join us for our very own Book Club.  

First meeting? Here’s what to expect…

Meetings take place in the ESA Library on Wednesday evenings.

At 6:45 PM, get settled in with tea and treats. Discussion begins promptly at 7:00 PM, and we are usually done by 9:00 PM.



Save the following dates!
  1. Wed, Sept 26th (Circe by Madeleine Miller)
  2. Wed, Nov 21st
  3. Wed, Jan 16th
  4. Wed, Mar 6th
  5. Wed, May 8th
Mark also Thursday, Mar 28th. Our annual field trip to the final day of taping for Canada Reads…the 2019 edition.

New members should sign up on this Google Form.

For more information please visit the ESA Book Club Website

New students to ESA (Grade 10-12 )

                                                                            You are invited to come to the library at lunch on

Thursday, September 6th


Monday, September 10th

to learn all about your e-mail, password, virtual library and more!



Please note that all grade 9 students will have an orientation session in the third week of September.