Seniors' Writing Challenge

UPDATE (April 1): The Seniors' Writing Challenge and Gala have been postponed as the library is currently closed. We will be rescheduling this when the libraries reopen. Please stay tuned to our website and social media channels for further for details. 

We're thrilled to announce the return of our Seniors' Writing Challenge contest! Adults 60 years of age or older are invited to enter their creative pieces of writing. For every piece of writing you submit (you can submit as many as you wish), your name is added to a draw to win fabulous prizes. 


  • Poetry - up to 4 pages, any style
  • Short Stories - one story up to 8 pages
  • Reminiscences - up to 8 pages
  • Author's Choice - up to 8 pages in another style


Please have your submission(s) in by Thursday, April 30, 2020. Our submission form and guidelines are available here and at any SPL location beginning March 2. 


You can send us submissions using this online form, by dropping it off at any SPL location, or by mailing it to:

Programming & Creative Spaces
Saskatoon Public Library
311 - 23rd St E
Saskatoon, SK   S7K0J6

Seniors' Writing Challenge Gala

At this event there will be readings from a selection of the submitted work, followed by refreshments and a draw for prizes. ‚ÄčThe 2020 gala will be hosted in the Meeting Room of the Frances Morrison Central Library on:

Friday / May 29 / 2 pm

More information coming soon.