Burnaby Schools are proud of a unique literacy tradition that began in 1985. It celebrates the best in student writing and provides career exploration 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 and distributed to libraries, teachers, the authors and their families, and our sponsors. A public celebration is held in May at the Michael J Fox Theatre to recognize our young authors.
For most, 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 District has been grateful for the ongoing support of Words Writing Project sponsors the Burnaby Now, and Royal Printers.
If your child likes to write, speak to their teacher about submissions that are due in February each year.
Burnaby Schools students can also send submissions directly. Find the criteria, email address, and required cover sheet here.
Below are some of our previously published anthologies. Please sit back, and enjoy the words of our young authors.
Brave New Words – 2018/19 Anthology
The Freedom Of Words – 2017/18 Anthology
Word Play – 2016/17 Anthology
A Way With Words – 2015/16 Anthology
Words Move Us – 2014/15 Anthology
A Hand Full of Words – 2013/14 Anthology