Words Writing Project

The District is proud of a unique literacy tradition that began in 1985, the WORDS Writing Project. It celebrates the best in student writing and promotes literacy in our schools by inviting students district-wide, from kindergarten to grade 12, to submit an original story or poem to the annual WORDS Writing Project.

Selected works are published in a limited edition anthology that is distributed to Burnaby public libraries, school libraries, teachers, the authors and their families, and our sponsors. A public celebration held at the Michael J Fox Theatre recognizes our young authors.

For most of these young authors, the WORDS Writing Project is an introduction to the published world. Thoughtful, confident students have gone on to successful careers with many crediting their success and recognition in the WORDS Writing Project as an inspirational milestone.

Through the years, the school district has been grateful for the ongoing support of WORDS Writing Project sponsors including The Burnaby Now, Royal Printers,the Rotary Club of Burnaby and China Airlines. If you would like to sponsor this project, we would appreciate your support of inspiring literary excellence in Burnaby Schools. Please email communications@burnabyschools.ca

If your child likes to write, speak to their teacher about submissions that are due in February each year.

Below are some of our previously published Anthologies.
Please sit back, and enjoy the words of our young authors.

WORD PLAY –  Anthology 2016/17
A WAY WITH WORDS – Anthology 2015/16
WORDS MOVE US  – Anthology 2014/15
A HAND FULL OF WORDS – Anthology 2013/14