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22 May
2014

Senior Citizens take up your pens! A literary competition

The Villa Decius Association invites persons of 50 and older to take part in a literary competition whose theme is “My Poland”. The admissible forms of the submitted works include a story, a fairy tale, a legend, a blog, a diary (fragments), a script, a feature article, an essay, an interview, a documentary or a review. The maximum length of the text amounts to 8000 graphic signs. The works should be submitted in an electronic form to ziemowit@villa.org.pl by 3rd June. The competition will be adjudicated and the prizes-handing ceremony will be held in June 2014.

Apart from the book awards, in the autumn, we are planning to issue a publication containing the awarded and selected works. The competition is held as part of the “SAGA – creativity workshops” project addressed to senior citizens interested in developing their writing skills.

“”SAGA – creativity workshops” is a comprehensive proposal aimed at education, integration and activation of elderly people. The practical skills introducing the participants into the world of the own literary work will be acquired during workshops, seminars, work with texts, literary games and homeworks in the workshop groups of one’s own choice, i.e., prose or media.

The creative writing course will be supplemented with open meetings of the Literary Salon offering lectures on literary theory and contemporary trends, as well as meetings with authors and discussions of the contemporary and old Polish literature. We will host authors, journalists, publishers and other specialists of the field.

The program is supplemented with the voluntary Saga Club. Its participants contribute by sharing their own knowledge, experience and abilities. More information and texts by the participants of the three former editions of the project may be found on the website: www.saga.villa.org.pl.