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#DrawtheWord Spring Book Challenge contest deadline
Together with the Writers’ Trust of Canada, authors Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, and Jenny Heijun Wills challenge Canadians to buy and read a Canadian book published in spring 2020.
Enter the spring book challenge by using #DrawtheWord on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to share an original drawing inspired by any Canadian book published March-June 2020. Your drawing can be digital artwork, sketched on paper, a creative make-up look, an artsy photo, or any other visual art piece. Be sure to tag and nominate a couple of readers to join the contest when you enter.
After the contest closes on June 30, 2020, challengers Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, and Jenny Heijun Wills will select their favourite drawings. The top four entrants will each win a stack of Canadian reads, and the book authors featured in the art pieces will each receive $500 to help them write another. This project aims to mitigate current pressures on the Canadian book industry by offering a promotional opportunity for Canadian books launched during the global health crisis.