Announcing the winners and finalists of the contest !

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to the Library’s Poetry Contest !
We are pleased to announce this year’s winners and finalists…

Adult Category (18 +) :
Winner: Erin Marleau – Postpartum Intrusive Thoughts
2nd place: Cindy Saucier – An Old Man Bows his Head / Remembrance Day Poem
3rd place: Genevieve Freeman – The Cafe

Grade 10-12 Category:
Winner: Lauren Maxwell – Thirsty
2nd place: Chloé Bissonnette – Talking Stage
3rd place: Emilie Boldt – Class of 2023

Grade 7-9 Category:
We unfortunately didn’t receive enough entries to hold a contest in this category.

Poetry Night – November 17th at 6:30 PM

Join us at the Russell Branch Library to celebrate the winners and finalists of this year’s Poetry Contest. Poems will be displayed for everyone to read. A prize ceremony will take place; winners and finalists will receive their prize and certificate. Healthy snacks and beverages will be served. All are welcome!

Introducing the contest judges:
Michelle Young – Ottawa based author who wrote two books of prose and poetry.
Renée Gendron – Russell indie-author
Rosie Grigaitis – Amateur poetry writer