Ve’ahavta’s 16th Annual Creative Writing Contest
Words From the Street

The Words From the Street Creative Writing Contest Awards Ceremony took place on Sunday, June 25, 2017

The ten writing contest winners and eight people whose writings received honourable mentions for showing great promise have been announced and were celebrated at our annual Awards Ceremony where they read their pieces out loud. Read the winning entries below! Find out more about the 2017 winners.

1ST Jake Emmett  A Vault Between The Waters
2ND Westwind Evening  Kitchi Manitou Doesnt Make Garbage
3RD  Gary Greene   Faded Footprints
4TH Stacey Bowen  The No-Lander
5TH Sarah Morriss Untitled
6TH Shoshanna Addley  House of Women ‘A Villanelle with Variation’
7TH Christina Walsh I Believed He was Coming Home
8TH Phyllis McKenna Dear Papa
9TH Rex Ighorimoto Life Tru My Eyes
10TH Ken Rosser A Family Secret

Cash prizes were awarded to the contest winners at the Awards Ceremony. 



Photography credit: Beto Moreno

For more information, email or call 416.964.7698.

Sincere thanks to our 2017 Contest Sponsors:

  • Gordon Arbess and Sharon Neiss
  • Alan and Randi Bass
  • Jeff Beber
  • Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation
  • Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue
  • Shimmy Bernstein
  • Steve Gottesman and Liddy Beck
  • Helen Heller Agency Inc
  • Ezra Rosenzweig
  • Mayer Rosenzweig
  • Eli Rubenstein
  • David Saunders
  • Michael Silverman
  • Scott Staiman
  • Temple Emanuel
  • Traverse Press
  • Bryna Wasserman
  • Samuel Waxman
  • Arnie Zipursky


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