Poetry and video in unique contest

Youth and adults perform any poem of Canadian poet Don McKay

The Victoria Writers Festival is combining poetry and video through a new contest in which youth and adults perform any poem of Canadian poet Don McKay’s.

Videos must include the entire poem, but be no longer than five minutes. The entry fee for adults is $15 and for youth under 18 it is $10.

The top three adult and youth winners will have their videos screened at the Victoria Writers Festival. In addition, first prize for adults is $100, a signed copy of Angular Unconformity and a subscription to The Malahat Review. First prize for youth is $50 and a Brick Brooks title.

For a full list of rules and prizes, visit victoriawritersfestival.org. The deadline for entry is Nov. 1.