Writing Pad

Winners of the BCA Very Short Story Prize

by Maureen Forsythe BCA Youth Director In December 2021, the Blackburn Community Association invited local youth aged eleven to seventeen to write a very short story that reflected what it’s like or what it means to be growing up in today’s world. Eighteen aspiring young

Poetry Party Invitation

2022 Wild Poetry Party In The Park

Local poetry enthusiasts (aged 11-14) are invited to participate in a special Wild Poetry Party in the Park event on Saturday, April 9th, 2022. This event will give local youth a chance to get together with friends and peers and celebrate the arrival of spring in

Poetry In The Park

2022 Poetry Party In The Park

Local poetry enthusiasts (aged 10-14) are invited to participate in a special Valentine’s Poetry Party in the Park event on Saturday, February 12, 2022. This outdoor event will feature poetry readings, a scavenger hunt, prizes and refreshments! RSVP by Feb 8th: youth@blackburnhamlet.ca

Writing Pad

Youth Very Short Story Contest 2022

Attention Aspiring Young Writers! The Blackburn Community Association is hosting a very short story competition! Open to youth ages 11-17, as of December 31, 2021, who live or attend school in Blackburn Hamlet. Appel à tous les jeunes écrivains en herbe! L’Association communautaire de Blackburn

Poetry Contest

2021 Youth Poetry Prize Winners

In September 2021, the BCA invited local youth aged ten to twelve to write a poem about COVID-19. Congratulations to all of the young people who found time to put their thoughts and feelings into words and submit a poem! The BCA is proud to

Halloween Poetry Party

Haloween Youth Poetry Party

On the afternoon of Saturday October 30th, five young poetry enthusiasts in our neighbourhood braved grey skies, wind and rain to gather outdoors near the community hall to read and present scary poems and have fun. The event kicked off with the reading of a

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