The First Page is a brand new creative writing challenge for students in Grades 7 to 12, created by CBC Books.
The challenge? We want students to give us a glimpse of the great Canadian novel of the year 2167. Write the first page of a book set 150 years in the future, with the protagonist facing an issue that's topical today and setting the scene for how it's all playing out in a century and a half.
How will the world leaders of today impact the world of tomorrow? Who will be the biggest name in popculture in the future? How will climate change impact the protagonist's life, where he or she lives, the struggles he or she is facing? (Oh, and speaking of he/she — does gender even exist in 150 years?
Please click the link above to see the rules and regulations for the CBC Creative writing challenge. Entries can be 300-400 words and can be submitted between Nov. 9-30, 2017.