The First Page student writing challenge returns! For the 2018 challenge, CBC Books wants Grades 7 to 12 students to write the first page of a novel set 150 years in the future, with the protagonist facing an issue that's topical today. Watch these Canadian authors who give their tips on writing a great first page. Download the First Page teacher guide for key concepts to crafting a compelling opening, possible writing topics and discussion questions.
The judge for 2018 is Cherie Dimaline, author of The Marrow Thieves. To enter the challenge, visit: cbc.ca/thefirstpage