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Rosebud Theatre honours W.O. Mitchell with Prairie Stories Contest



Throughout the summer of 2011, Rosebud Theatre is holding a Prairie Stories Contest in honour of W. O. Mitchell, the beloved Canadian author behind its  summer production of Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons. Storytellers of all ages are invited to put pen to paper and submit their original, true stories about growing up on the Canadian Prairies.
    Anyone can enter. Weekly prizes are available. Grand Prize winner will be announced August 27, 2011.

    Participants are invited to write about a moment they have experienced, witnessed or heard about; something humorous, something touching, or perhaps something inspirational. 
    Whatever the story, Rosebud Theatre encourages contestants to write about the distinctive prairie events that remain engraved in their mind: the summer drought, the fall harvest, the winter snowstorm, visits to the farm, lost pets and school talent shows. And let’s not forget about unique prairie characters: the wise, old farm hand; the cranky next door neighbour; the officious school teacher; the larger-than-life weaver of tall tales and the loving, resourceful mother. Rosebud Theatre wants your stories, so long as they are true and 1,000 words or less.
    The winner of weekly draws beginning June 25, will be awarded a W.O. Mitchell book or audio book. The winner of the Grand Prize for the best story, as chosen by the cast of Rosebud Theatre’s production of Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons, will receive a set of W.O. Mitchell books and audio books.  So, start writing today! The sooner you enter, the sooner you may be a winner.
    In addition to these prizes, an audio recording of each winning story, read aloud by a Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons cast member will be posted on Rosebud Theatre’s website.  The first draw date for the Prairie Stories Contest is June 25, 2011. The final draw date will be August 27, 2011.
    Complete submission details and contest rules can be found at Rosebud Theatre’s website at: Stories can be submitted electronically via  or by emailing them to
    Stories can also be submitted by mail or when you come to the Rosebud Theatre summer productions of Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons or Adam & Eve. Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons runs until August 28, 2011. For tickets and show times call 1-800-267-7553.

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