“Ultimately, LiteratureAliveOnline, and the LiteratureAlive Writing Contest represent an exercise in youth empowerment through written expression. They emphasize that the well-spring of creative work is personal experience, ancestry, and migration.”
This is an excerpt from Frances-Anne Solomon’s speech at the Launch of LiteratureAliveOnline, our new website, where we also announced our Writing Contest “Our Voice/Our Story” for young people Grades 9-12. Here’s the full speech, with details about the contest.
The contest is made posible with support from the Fran Endicott Foundation. Fran was a brilliant young Black woman, an educator and Trustee with the Toronto School Board, who died of cancer in 1992. The donation came to us from her husband Giles. And here are a few words of recognition for Fran, that we found and copied from records of the Ontario Legislature. Thanks, Fran!
We’ll be announcing the results of the Writing Contest in February 2007, during Black History Month. Stay tuned for updates about the Contest.
More links to the writing contest
Caribbean Camera – by Colin Rickards
Bravo! Arts and Minds – by Tim Powis