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Discover Your Inner Writer in April

Throughout the month, BCPL will be accepting entries in our annual writing contest in three categories: Poetry, Short Story, and True Story. BCPL cardholders should enter in the appropriate age division. In addition, for the first time, we will also be offering special workshops so that contest participants and others can find inspiration and polish their writing skills.


Contest Guidelines & FAQs:

Writing Contest Guidelines

See the entry form at the bottom of this page to submit your entry!

Please read the complete guidelines before you submit your entry. Download our printable PDF handout for details, or pick up a copy at any BCPL location.


Writing Contest Workshops:

Writing Contest Workshops

Please register below!

Download our printable PDF copy.

Story Structure (Elementary School Ages*)
Saturday, April 9th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM @ Hillview Library
Join local children’s author Judy Mosley as she helps you dig into your imagination to create clear, visual stories. She’ll introduce the thesaurus, where she finds all her “juicy” words.

Brainstorm: Writing Your First Draft (Ages 13 & up*)
Saturday, April 9th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM @ Lebanon Junction Library
Join local author Robert Grant for helpful advice on capturing and improving those first rough story ideas.

Story Structure (Middle & High School Ages*)
Thursday, April 14th, 6:00–7:00 PM @ Mt. Washington Library
Join local author Leah Pugh as she instructs a workshop on story structure and how to get your creative juices flowing for your own writing.

Top Tips to Improve Your Writing (Adults)
Saturday, April 16th, 10:00 AM—12:00 PM @ Ridgway Memorial Library

Join local award-winning author, writer, and speaker Susan E. Lindsey to discover her top tips for improving your skills as a writer.

View Past Contest Winners »

Workshop Registration

April 9th: Story Structure with Judy Mosley
   Hillview Branch Library (Elementary School Ages)

April 9th: Brainstorm: Writing Your First Draft with Robert Grant 
   Lebanon Junction Branch Library (Ages 13 & Up)

April 14th: Story Structure with Leah Pugh
   Mt. Washington Branch Library (Middle and High School Ages)

April 16th: Top Tips to Improve Your Writing with Susan E. Lindsey
   Ridgway Memorial Library (Adults)
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Writing Contest Entry Submission
*Please use this form to submit each entry in the contest. Files must be in PDF or Word format.

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last updated 4/1/16