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 Language Arts Festival


What is the Language Arts Festival?

The Language Arts Festival is a two-day series of workshops and events for talented young writers (Grades 10 to 12), UCN students, and members of the general public, which will be held at the UCN in Thompson. This year’s visiting artists include comedians Ryan McMahon and Gerry Barrett, along with author Chadwick Ginther.  All of our visiting artists will be providing public performances or addresses, with a Thursday evening comedy concert program, following a banquet.
How do I apply? 
Interested young writers may choose to submit a short written piece, illustrations, and / or artwork to for inclusion in the anthology. Make sure to include your name, grade, age, high school, and genre of writing.  These submissions must be read and edited by your ELA teacher before you send them in. For more information, or if you are an interested teacher, email or visit (and follow the links to “Language Arts Festival”)
The deadline for registrations is Friday April 5, 2019.

                 Registration Form
Submission Guideline
  1. Please submit your entry for the anthology as a Word (written submission) or RTF (artwork) document.
  2. Please include a title page with your entry (poetry, prose, or artwork).  This page should contain the title of the manuscript, the author’s name, and the author’s school.
  3. Short stories and creative non-fiction should be double-spaced.  Please use Ariel 12-point font.
  4. Poetry should be submitted in Ariel 12-point font.  The choice of line spacing is up to the author.
  5. There are no restrictions regarding manuscript length.
  6. The title of your work and page number should appear on each page in a header or footer.
  7. Each entry needs to be accompanied by a completed submission form.
  8. Please submit entries electronically to Dr. Carolyn Creed at  The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 5, 2019.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send to       


The de​adline for submissions is Friday, April 205, 2019.

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