Win tickets to the Toronto Violin Summit

The Toronto Violin Summit will celebrate strings as part of the Kingston Road Village Concert Series on Sunday, March 6. Multiple genres and styles of playing will be heard at the concert, including jazz, Celtic and Norwegian Hardanger. Four of the city’s most talented and diverse players will perform with special guests. Drew Jurecka plays […]

Winter writing contest winners

Thanks to our talented and creative readers for submitting some compelling entries to our second annual winter writing contest. Entries ranged from fiction to memoir to poetry, with a wide range of subjects. As always, we asked a local author to provide an opening sentence to get the creative juices flowing. This winter’s sentence was […]

Beach Metro News winter writing contest is on

Attention all aspiring authors, working wordsmiths, and patrons of properly-penned prose: Beach Metro News is proud to announce our now-annual second winter writing contest. The rules, as always, are simple: write something – fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, dream journal entries – less than 1,000 words, and beginning with the sentence below: “A rainstorm etched away […]

Enter our summer writing contest

To all authors, tall-tale-tellers, poets, essayists, and purveyors of the English language: we’re looking for a short story, fictional or true, to print in the pages of this newspaper. Beach Metro News and The Great Escape Bookstore are inviting writers to submit their best stories to our summer writing contest. Whether it be fiction of […]

Winter writing contest runner-up

In our last issue we printed the winning entry of our winter story contest, The Green Scarf, by Edward Hayes. George Elliott Clarke, East End resident, award-winning poet, and poet laureate for the City of Toronto, contributed an opening sentence, which was to start each of the entries. Due to the high quality of the […]

Win tickets to see Sultans of String

The Sultans of String will be playing close to home for band leader Chris McKhool, with a special show scheduled for May 4 as part of the newly-named Kingston Road Village Concert Series. The show is partially a fundraiser for the venue, Kingston Road United Church, which needs funds to upgrade accessibility. There are also […]