Call For Writers

Application Deadline: July 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

We are searching for writers and poets to delight and entertain listeners at the 5th Annual Illuminate: Enlighten the Night on August 27th, 2022.

An enchanting evening of youth artwork, Illuminate features poets, writers, photographers, musicians and visual art spread throughout Kingswood Park. Amplify then invites all residents to stroll through the park, discovering the talents of our young, local artists.

This event is open to St. Albert and area poets and writers (Edmonton, Sturgeon County, Spruce Grove, etc.) Grade 7 to age 21. Artists can share a poem, short story or personal essay. However, works must be no longer than five minutes when recited. Space is limited and scheduling will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis so apply early! Scheduling will be sent to successfull applicants in early August.

Apply here to join us!

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Call for Writers - Application Form

(Poetry, short story, atmospheric scene, essay, etc.)

We ask that all pieces being presented take no longer then 5 minutes to read. Feel free to read excerpts from longer works.

Tell us how you got into writing and why you are passionate about writing. If this is your first time sharing your work, let us know that too.

If you have questions, please contact Kathleen Bell, Community Cultural Coordinator at 780-905-1152 or

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Last edited: May 19, 2022