The Branche culturelle in Brownsburg-Chatham is inviting the community to a virtual event on Facebook on Wednesday, April 28, where the winners of the writing competition ‘Stories of the Museum’ will be announced.
Organizers were hoping to wait for the lockdown to end in order to celebrate with the finalists, but ultimately decided the suspense has lasted long enough. The texts will be read and prizes remitted at the virtual event on. April 28. Anyone who would like to watch the ceremony can visit the Branche culturelle’s Facebook event to be reminded on the day of the event.
The short fiction competition is a collaboration between the Argenteuil Regional Museum and La Branche culturelle. The participants were required to write short stories of 500 to 600 words, based on a museum artifact that was randomly attributed to them. For a description of the artifacts shown on the cover, visit brancheculturelle.com.
The finalists are (in alphabetical order): Cloé Girard (Artifact 2 – Sundial), JoAnne Turnbull (Artifact 9 – Washing Machine), Louise Tondreau-Levert (Artifact 5 – Moufles), Nathalie Cyr (Artifact 9 – Washing Machine).
Members of the French jury are : Jean-Pierre Albert, editor at Fides, Patrick Beauséjour, author and blogist, and Tricia Lauzon, author and editor at Les Éditions Lo-Ély. Members of the English jury are : Patricia Hodge and Edna Hall, members of the Historical Society of Argenteuil and retired teachers, and Heather Meek, translator.