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North Island College (NIC) will again host its annual three-hour Fiction Writing Contest from 1 to 4 p.m. at NIC’s Comox Valley campus.

This Sunday, North Island College (NIC) will again host its annual three-hour Fiction Writing Contest from 1 to 4 p.m. at NIC’s Comox Valley campus.

Writers are supplied with a computer and an element or two that must appear in the story — a problem, a plot device or character type — and must then create an original story to wow the judges, while the clock counts down to the three-hour deadline.

First prize in this year’s contest is a free creative writing course at North Island College. All participants will receive a prize from the English department bookshelf.

Writers will create directly on the computers in the NIC lab and print their work at the end of the three hours. A panel of judges from NIC’s English Department will rate the entries on readability, creativity and the degree to which the required elements are woven into the story.

Registration is by donation to the North Island College Foundation’s Steve Schoenhoff Creative Writing Scholarship. Contact Steve Schoenhoff at 250-334-5094 to reserve your space in the contest to be held in Tyee Hall Room 114.

A wide range of English courses, from upgrading through to university studies, including a number of creative writing courses, are available at North Island College in the Comox Valley and in Campbell River.

For more information on North Island College’s programs or courses, visit www.nic.bc.ca.

— North Island College

 

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