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The Joshua Weinzweig Creative Writing Program

Thanks to the vision and generous support of Daniel Weinzweig, young creative writers at Pickering College have produced a history of successful work. Work from dozens of writers from the Senior School have received awards and praise in regional, provincial and national literary competitions. Our students have published their work in newspapers, magazines and anthologies and won short story, poetry, and essay-writing contests.

The nationally recognized Joshua Weinzweig Creative Writing Program provides young writers with support and wide-ranging opportunities to develop their craft. Their creative and analytical writing skills grow throughout the years through a progressive series of writing workshops that foster resource, program support and effective mentoring.

Recognition for their efforts and quality of work is another key aspect of our program.  Each year, student pieces are published in the Joshua Weinzweig Review of Writing.

2019-2020 Award Winners and Notable Accomplishments featured in the Review of Writing:

 

Hillary Krofchak, 2019-2020 winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Memorial Literary Award

Kaitlyn Maddox, “Negative Space”
First-Place Winner of the INCITE Student Writing Contest, Grade 11 and 12 Category

Rayi Singh, “The Aisle Unturned”
Longlisted for the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Writing Competition

Emily Strong Randall, “Learning How To Scribble”
Longlisted for the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Writing Competition

Gabrielle Robinson, “My Birthmark”
Speech Delivered at Pickering College’s TEDx Conference, Feb 12, 2020

Jonny Russell, “Summer on the North Courts”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzwieg Poetry Contest, Grade 12

Emre Basaran, “Earth-Rise”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzwieg Flash Fiction Contest, Grade 12

Hillary Krofchak,“A Teenager’s Guide to Working at Wonderland”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Literary Merit Award, Grade 12

Huy Nguyen, “Mental”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Poetry Contest, Grade 11

Sasha Au Yong, “Five-Dollar Scratcher”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzwieg Flash Fiction Contest, Grade 11

Kathy Wang, “Memories in Watercolor”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Literary Merit Award, Grade 11

Jake Wu, “We Have Long to Love”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Poetry Contest, Grade 10

Alyssa Lucchese, “The Lens of a Canine”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Short Story Contest, Grade 10

Michaela Morra, “The Path All Travel”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Literary Merit Award, Grade 10

Shyam Subramanyam, “Cellphones”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Poetry Contest, Grade 9

Sara Weitzes“What Happened on the Island”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Short Story Contest, Grade 9

Victoria Zalewski, “Newspaper Clippings”
Published in the 2020 InCITE Anthology of Student Writing, 9/10 Category

Ella MacAlpine, “The Illustrator”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Literary Merit Award, Grade 9

Harrison Frank, “When I Surrendered”
Winner of the Joshua Weinzweig Short Story Contest, Middle School

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