Teen Writing Competition (June 15 - July 31)

Submit a short story (fiction or autobiographical) between 750 and 1,750 words. 
Contest is open to student in two categories:
1) Students entering 6th through 8th grades 
2) Students entering 9th through 12th grades plus graduating seniors

Prizes to be awarded at each level
1st -- $100 Gift Card
2nd -- $25 Gift Card
3rd -- $10 Gift Card

Winners to be announced on Saturday, September 12 at 2 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library

For more information please contact Genelle Schuler at 703-746-1773, by email at gschuler@alexandria.lib.va.us, or stop by any Alexandria Library Youth Services Reference Desk.

Sponsored by the Friends of Beatley Central Library, Friends of the Duncan Branch Library & Friends of the Burke Branch Library


Teen Writing Workshop on July 11 at Duncan Branch

ARTICLE 5Snow Like Ashes

Join us on Saturday, July 11, at 1 p.m. as Sara Raasch, author of the Young Adult novel, Snow Like Ashes, and Kristen Simmons, author of the YA trilogy, ARTICLE 5, as well as the YA fantasy, Glass Arrow, lead a half-day writing workshop. 

For ages 13-18. Space is limited, registration is required. Please contact Duncan Branch Children's Desk at 703-746-1783 to register. 

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