First prize – $250 · Second Prize – $150 · Third Prize – $75 It’s that time again, when poets pick up their pencils and enter the
BrainStorm Poetry Contest for individuals living with mental illness.
You can join in, too, by entering your best poetry by March 20, 2009. The top three poems, judged by a panel of mental health consumers
and family members with literary interests, will be awarded prizes
and be published in Open Minds Quarterly, a literary journal
dedicated to publishing the writing of individuals living with
mental illness. Rules and entry form are available at: www.nisa.on.ca or by calling 1-705-675-9193, ext. 8286 About the contest organizer: The BrainStorm Poetry Contest is organized by Northern Initiative for Social Action,
a consumer-run mental health organization in Sudbury, Ontario. We offer a number
of occupational opportunities for people living with mental illness to focus on their
own individual talents and gifts. The BrainStorm Contest is intended as a fundraiser for NISA’s psychosocial
literary magazine Open Minds Quarterly, as well as a way to support other
consumer/survivors by awarding prizes to the top three winners. ______________________________________________________________________________ You’re receiving this newsletter because we’ve identified you as someone who may be interested in
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