Call for Contributions of Drawing and Writing
Wednesday June 10, 2020  8am
Literary Family Friendly Community
902 582-3842

Ross Creek is inviting people who live in or are from the Annapolis Valley and/or the North Mountain to work with us to create a history of past and present of our communities through drawings and writing. The project is to create simple line drawings and 100 word stories about our communities that reflect both our past and present, during Spring 2020.
Inspired by a similar program in the Valparaíso region of Chile, where they have a competition between the various hills of their city for inclusion in their annually published chapbook, we plan to connect people living on the North Mountain, and the Annapolis Valley, with a challenge of 100 word stories, and pencil or ink drawings.

On June 10 we will begin accepting your short stories and drawings through online submissions on our website. The resulting images and stories will be exhibited online, then selections will be chosen for a published chapbook, and eventually a gallery exhibit at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Community groups and individuals are enthusiastically welcomed to apply together or separately, just send an email to if you’re collaborating with somebody on your submission :)

We’ve had this project in our back pocket for years now, and it feels like there’s no better time to share your stories. While many of us are focusing inwards, and on the aspects of every-day life that make our home communities so unique. Between lock-down, and our spring-time rise from hibernation, we know it’s a difficult time. But also a chance to see with fresh perspective, while thinking about the future, and our local histories.

Giving voice through the arts, the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a unique institution in Canada, bringing together the best in arts education for youth, with community and professional artist programs. The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a research and development centre for the arts of all disciplines and cultures.
Ross Creek is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.


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Ross Creek Centre for the Arts 902 582-3842 555 Ross Creek Road Canning, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0