ESA Poetry Contest: Winners!

After much consideration, discussion and deliberation… We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s ESA Poetry Contest, sponsored by the ESA Library.

  • WINNER:  Paper Thin Walls by Olivia Nitti
  • Second: Past Blue Sky by Laura Kim
  • Third: Love poem/2 by Michaela Yarmol-Matusiak
  • Honourable Mention: Ageing Eyes by Alexandra Lockwood

The winners should please stop by the Library to collect their prizes…

Thank you to everyone who submitted poems to the contest.

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ESA Poetry Contest: Submission Deadline TODAY!

Entries for the ESA Poetry Contest are due by the end of the day today, Friday May 4th.

  • Late entries may be accepted subject to the discretion of the judges.
  • Winners will be announced Thursday May 10th.

Poems can be on any topic/subject matter… there is no particular theme to the celebrations this year.

Poems must however:

  • be titled;
  • not have been previously published;
  • be formatted for 8.5″ x 11″ paper; and,
  • be no longer than 50 lines.

How to Submit…

  • Entries may be submitted in person to the Library… to either Ms. Wray, Ms. Kennedy.
  • We prefer entries to be submitted via e-mail to: e.s.say.says@gmail.com
  • Entries may be submitted as ‘Anonymous’… but the contest organisers must still know the identity of the poet in the event of the entry being a winning entry!

The top three entries will each receive a collection of poetry.

  • All poems will be published on the ESsays Creative Writing Blog, and included in the publication of our print volume.
  • All poets included in the print edition will receive their own personal copy of the published collection.

ESA Poetry Contest: Deadline Extended

This year, again, the ESA Library is pleased to honour National Poetry Month by sponsoring a student poetry contest.

Poems can be on any topic/subject matter… there is no particular theme to the celebrations this year.

Poems must however:

  • be titled;
  • not have been previously published;
  • be formatted for 8.5″ x 11″ paper; and,
  • be no longer than 50 lines.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to the end of the day this Friday, May 4th.

  • Entries may be submitted in person to the Library… to either Ms. Wray, Ms. Kennedy.
  • We prefer entries to be submitted via e-mail to: e.s.say.says@gmail.com
  • Entries may be submitted as ‘Anonymous’… but the contest organisers must still know the identity of the poet in the event of the entry being a winning entry!

The top three entries will each receive a collection of poetry.

  • All poems will be published on the ESsays Creative Writing Blog, and included in the publication of our print volume.
  • All poets included in the print edition will receive their own personal copy of the published collection.

Follow Poetry Month celebrations at @CanadianPoets or at #NPM18

Poetry In Voice

 Join us after school today in the Library for our in-school finals for the National Stream Competition for Poetry In Voice.

Twelve (12) students will be reciting a diverse collection of poetry in their attempt to become the ESA School Champion… and win a chance to compete for a spot at the National Finals, in Toronto, this April.

  • Tea and treats will be provided.  Bring your own mug.
  • Recitations begin promptly at 3:20pm.

Please note that the Library will be CLOSED last period for set-up… and will remain closed after school for the competition.

Valentine’s Week in the Library

Valentines Week in your Library

  • Go on a ‘Blind Date’ with a book… there are rules though… ask us!
  • Tell us about the most romantic book you’ve ever read… be entered in our Valentine’s Draw to win free books and chocolate treats.
  • Tell us about your plans for being good to yourself this Valentine’s Day… be entered in our Valentine’s Draw to win free books and chocolate treats.
  • Pledge your message of self-care… we’re making our own ‘Peace Flags’ to hang in the Library
  • Come and watch our Poetry in Voice in-school finals… find out who will move on the the online National Semi-Finals. After school on Tuesday, February 13th, in the Library.
  • Have your photo taken – against our green screen – on Valentine’s Day… we’ll turn your photo into a keepsake to remember forever. $1 donation per photo appreciated to help support fun ‘extras’ in the Library.

Drop by the Library to learn more about any and all of these events.

2017 ESA Student Poetry Contest

And the winners are:

Each of these students will receive a copy of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology, as well as a print edition of this year’s edition of the ESsays Creative Writing Blog, Letters Vol III.