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Wake County Invites Aspiring Authors to Compete in Library Writing Contest

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Wake County North Carolina
Wake County North Carolina
Wake County is located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of July 1, 2019, the population was 1,111,761, making it North Carolina's most populous county as well as the most populous county in the Carolinas. From July 2005 to July 2006, Wake County was the 9th fastest-growing county in the United States, with the town of Cary and the city of Raleigh being the 8th and 15th fastest-growing cities, respectively. Its county seat is Raleigh, which is also the state capital. Eleven other municipalities are in Wake County, the largest of which is Cary, the third largest city of the Research Triangle region and the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina.

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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.


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