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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

2023 Book Spine Poetry Contest


Kids Library Poetry & spoken word Writing & literature Youth & teens
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.



Saskatchewan, SK



Offered in English and French.



Each fall, the Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) hosts the Book Spine Poetry Contest overlapping with Culture Days. What is book spine poetry? Book spine poetry is a free verse poem composed using the titles written on the spines of physical books, and then stacking the books on top of one another.

The 2023 Book Spine Poetry Contest will run from September 23 – November 1, 2023!

The contest features four age categories: children (ages 5 to 8), children (ages 9 to 11), teens (ages 12 to 18), and adults (ages 19 and up). The winner in each age category will receive a $100 Indigo gift card. The second place winner in each category will receive a $50 gift card, and third place a $25 gift card.



Saskatchewan Library Association

The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) is a provincial, volunteer, non-profit organization designed to further the development of library service in Saskatchewan and, through libraries, the culture of the province. As its mission, SLA provides information, advocacy, awareness, education, membership benefits and cultural opportunities for library workers and the public at large through its general operations and programs. SLA's vision is to build an engaged library and information community that is an active force in Saskatchewan’s social, economic and cultural development.