April 15: Deadline for submitting applications for literary arts projects.
May 5th & 6th: Final reviews and selection of projects for presentation at the festival.
July 27, 28, 29: Festival
Who can apply:
Applicants must be 13 to 18 years of age, unless applying to lead a literary arts seminar. First priority for admission into the festival will be given to residents of Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam. Applicants from other municipalities will be considered after May 6th , if space is available.
There are no entry fees for this year’s festival.
Guidelines for literary arts projects:
Writers may submit any written work in any style or combination of styles, including hand-written material, printed text, or digital writing, with or without graphics. Here are some possibilities:
Writing for Display:
(Hard copy projects could be shown as table-top displays or vertically mounted displays. Digital projects could be shown on monitors.)
These are suggestions. Any original writing in any form or combination will be considered for admission to the festival.
(Spoken-Word projects that could be performed by the author or by someone designated by the author)
Excerpts from Longer Pieces
Stand-up Comedy Pieces
These are suggestions. Any original writing for performance, in any form or combination, will be considered for admission to the festival.
Literary Arts Seminars:
Writers of any age wishing to lead one-hour seminars on any aspect of writing are welcome to submit proposals. Possible topics include:
Creative Writing Techniques
“Share Your Writing” Sessions
The Creative Process and Creative Inspiration
Advice for Young Writers
Blogging Tips and Tricks
Building a Fan Base for Your Online Writing
How to Get Published in Print or Online
Writing Within Traditional Poetic Structures
Creating Effective Graphic Novels
Tips for Journaling, Diaries, and Personal Blogs
Flash Fiction Techniques
Writing and Social Justice
Writing and Gender
Persuasive Writing Techniques
Polemics, Propaganda, and Promotion
These are suggestions. Any topic will be considered. The structure of the seminar, and any equipment required, would be the responsibility of the leader.
If a project requires technical support (such as projectors, computers, monitors, cables, specialized lighting, etc.), the applicant will be responsible for supplying, operating, and safeguarding the equipment.
Inlet Theatre mainstage spoken-word performances must be 15 minutes or less in length.
Spoken-word performances in non-traditional performance areas in the civic centre must be 30 minutes or less in length.
How to apply:
Fill out our online application form
When we receive your application:
We will start an ongoing conversation about your project. We want you to succeed, and we will do what we can to help you. Final reviews, auditions, and selection of projects will take place on May 5 and 6.