Robert Burns: “The Vision” Writing Contest

Robert Burns: “The Vision” Writing Contest

Here's something that has come through my poetry/literature network:

“The Vision” Writing Contest for writers and lovers of the works of

Scottish Bard, Robert Burns. The Prize is the James Turnbull Memorial

Award – $500 (Cdn) and possible publication in the Celtic Faerie


Choose your favorite poem/song by Robert Burns, and tell why
you like it, what you believe Robert Burns was trying to convey to his
readers, and any relevant history or documentation of interest.

Entry fee: $10 (Cdn). Word maximum: 2000.
Deadline for entries: May
1, 2007 .''

Entrants are strongly encouraged to contact the contest trustee for full
guidelines at or phone: ( Canada )
204-482-8271; or the
website of the Winnipeg Robert Burns Club:
“Strive in thy humble sphere to shine.”

What could be a better inclusion than a Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner and related events titled: GUNG HAGGIS FAT CHOY ?

  1. A
    dinner of 16 people in a living room 10 years ago, which grew to 570
    people in 2005 with CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers co-hosting.
  2. A CBC television performance special airing in BC
  3. The SFU Gung Haggis Fat Choy Festival spawning Dragon Cart races and Human curling.
  4. Lots
    of media around the world including BBC Radio Scotland, CTV, CBC Radio
    local and satellite, print media in French and Chinese.
  5. And a dragon boat parade entry in Vancouver's St. Patrick's Day Parade


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