The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and The Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia invite YOU to send us your writing for a chance to win a  full scholarship to the 2016 Ross Creek Summer Academy
Deadline: Submissions must be POSTMARKED November 1, 2015
Submit 5 pages of your best poetry, fi ction, playwrighting, journalism etc.
You must also include a cover page with your name, grade, age, school, full mailing address, email, and phone number.  Submissions must be typed in 12 point font, double-spaced on white, single-sided paper.
(Poetry may be single spaced. Playwriting may be in a single-spaced script format.)
Open to writers aged 14-18 who could attend the Academies from July 31 – August 12, 2016.

Mail your submissions to:
Ross Creek Academy Writing Competition,
Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

About the Academies

Please note, while we outline here some of the goals of the specific academy, the academies are also all collaborative.  Students will have core disciplines and mentors while also being challenged to work with students in other disciplines. This creates a more open and creative cross-disiplinary dialogue and community of  young artists who can work in other artistic “languages.” 

Students in the Writer’s Academy develop their skills as writers through in depth instruction from professional writers and peer review with ample time to focus on their work.

July 31 – August 12, 2016

In recognition of the varied skills required to be a working writer, students will work on both creative and journalistic writing. The combination of genres is tailored with different emphasis in projects to nurture the students in their preferred form while giving them tools and skills for the others.

Students will participate in workshops in which their work will be instructively critiqued by instructors and peers, allowing them to refine their craft through revision. The session culminates in a public reading in which students present their individual and collaborative work.

All academy students are required at morning warm-up and should bring comfortable clothes.

Academy program fees
Overnight students: $1100 + HST
Materials Fee: $75 + HST
Optional Bus Service from International Airport, Halifax, Dartmouth: $30 + HST each way



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  • 10% if you pay in full by November 1 
  • 5% if you pay in full by January 1
  • 10% if you bring a friend who has never been! 
  • 5% for camp fees for  multiple children in the same immediate family or multiple camps
  • 5% for families with family memberships
(maximum 25% combined discounts)

Click here to see the Academy Prep List
Click here to see our faculty
Click here to register
Click here to see the general schedule of the Academies
Click here to see our policies
Click here for a bursary form
Click here to request a Printable registration form.


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