6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library.
Winners to be announced – Sierra Writers
2013 Young Writers’ Contest
Join us in honoring student writers of Nevada County schools at a special ceremony, to be held Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room in Nevada City. Among the prizes to be awarded, the first place winner will receive $300, second place $200, and third place $100.
In addition, students’ winning manuscripts will be posted on www.sierrawriters.org, included in the Wildwood Literary Review, and announced in the Parent’s Resource Guide.
For over ten years, Sierra Writers has encouraged young writers in our community by giving them an opportunity to enter the Young Writers’ Contest and earn one of the three highly-coveted Lee Roddy Awards. Local author Roddy is the author of more than 50 novels written for children and young adults, and the awards honors Roddy’s contributions to writing in our community.
Sierra Writers provides a venue for writers of all types to meet, share, and learn, and offers writers a wide range of experience and support. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month except July and August, including two “Open Reads” per year where anyone can submit a few pages anonymously to be read aloud and critiqued constructively. Meetings are open to the public. More information can be found at www.sierrawriters.org.
We are pleased to announce the results of the 2012 Young Writers Contest, sponsored by Sierra Writers.
First Place – Andrew Leonard, “Victory or Death”
Second Place – Joslyn Fillman, “In this Place”
Third Place – Shelby Reed, “Untold Memories”
Three Honorable Mentions will also be awarded (in no particular order):
Taylor Dutrow – “The Author”
Nicole Pastore – “A Shattered Night”
Emily Anne Price – “The Fall”
We invite you, your family, teachers, and friends to join Sierra Writers at the May meeting, Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m., where the winning entries will be read by the authors. These entries will also be included in the Lake Wildwood Literary Review, published by Mike Lambert. We are proud of all the students who trusted us with their words and stories.
Thanks to everyone who made our contest a success!
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