RMWB Words In Motion is a literacy program that promotes an appreciation for the art of poetry. It is open to everyone living in the Wood Buffalo Region, including Fort McMurray, Fort MacKay, Fort Chipewyan, Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Janvier, Gregoire Lake and Saprae Creek Estates. Whether you are a student, a professional writer or a novice wordsmith, you are encouraged to submit your poem(s).
An external panel of judges will select the poems to be displayed on Wood Buffalo Transit buses, the Municipal website, and various media outlets throughout our region. Authors of the selected poems will be invited to participate in the launch event at the Fort McMurray Public Library in April to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Categories and eligibility:
- Public: Anyone currently living within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo can participate.
- High School (Grade 7-12): Students at any Junior High School or High School within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo can participate.
- Elementary School (Grade 1-6): Students at any Elementary School within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo can participate.
For more information about the program please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/wordsinmotion
To submit your poetry, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. But hurry! The deadline is Friday, February 7, 2014.