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Aspiring authors of all ages have the opportunity to claim their moment in the literary spotlight as part of the annual writing contest hosted by Wake County Public Libraries.
Starting today through April 30, kids, teens, and adults are invited to submit an original work for consideration in the WCPL’s “Wake Writes Together” writing contest. Writers can visit the website for guidelines, inspiration, and directions to get started.
“It’s exciting to see this contest continue to grow in popularity – last year, we received over 1,000 entries,” said Wake County Commissioner Vickie Adamson. “It’s great that Wake County Public Libraries offer our residents the opportunity to showcase their creativity.”
Librarians will read and evaluate each story based on its structure, plot, atmosphere, originality, characterization, dialogue/narrative, and compelling interest.
Three featured authors in each age group will be selected, and their stories will be posted on the WCPL website. Winners will be notified on June 1.
“Our public libraries are more than just places to check out books, and this program is a great example of that,” said Commissioner Susan Evans. “I encourage everyone, from children to adults, to not only try their hand at this contest, but also to check out all the additional programs and services that are available to them for free at the City Public Libraries. Wake County”.
You can learn more about the contest and other programs here.