Go to cbc.ca/books/canadawrites.
Canada Writes—the writing game for quick-witted Canadians.
Are you game?
We all like to try our hand at writing. But in Canada Writes, there’s a clock ticking! And when time is up, you face three judges, a live audience, and radio listeners coast to coast!
It’s extreme writing—with original, funny and sometimes touching results.
Brent Bambury hosts Canada Writes 2010 on GO! on CBC Radio One. Join us in Vancouver, Toronto, and Winnipeg.
Join us for
Canada Writes 2010 starting January 30th!!
Katie Sanders from British Columbia takes first prize in Toronto!
(Read Updates for the full story.)
Canada Writes is the only game that takes you straight from the page to the stage!
Four contestants get one hour (or as little as a minute) to write their best 200 words in one of five categories: song, blog, movie pitch, rant, and ad. Then it’s time to stand and deliver, in front of a live audience! Three celebrity judges pick the top two in the Eastern and Western/Northern semi-finals. Then the four finalists come together for the final showdown in Toronto.
Don't forget! You too can play along with the semi-finalists and win a prize!
Try the Canada Writes Online Challenge each week, and Read and Rate until 9am on Friday, April 17. The winner of the People’s Choice Award could be you!
Semi-finalists are flown to Halifax or Vancouver. Finalists also travel to Toronto, where they’ll meet Brent Bambury, our celebrity judges and fellow contestants from across the country.
The winner will get a MacBook, and the other finalists take home an iPod Touch. The winner of the Online Challenge, the People's Choice winner, will also get an iPod Touch.
- Macbook Laptop
- iPod Touch
LAST WORD… more prizes!
You can also win a prize just by filling in our Canada Writes Q&A. Click on Last Word to find out more.
Win a prize* just for trying our Canada Writes Q&A. Every week from January 10 through April 18, we will post a new question about your favourite popular writing. Every time you answer a question, your name will go into a draw for one of ten Canada Writes embossed leather organizers with a refillable writing pad.
(* For Canadians and residents of Canada only!)
Post your answers and see what others have to say about their favourite popular writing. Add your comments and keep the conversation going!
To fill in our Q&A or read more, go to Last Word.