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The 9th Annual Write-On Teen Literary Festival

Cool Compositions Contests

Submit a poem(s), a short story, and/or comic, and you could win a cash prize! Entry forms will be available beginning Oct. 1 at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk and at ipplteens.info. Deadline for entries is Oct. 29. First, second, and third place winners in each category will be announced Nov. 12.

Short Story Entry Form

Poetry Entry Form

Graphic Novel / Comic Book Entry Form


An Evening with Barry Lyga

Wed., Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
Barry Lyga, author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, will discuss writing and books. Cool Compositions prizes will also be awarded.


Manga Illustration Workshop

Sat., Oct. 25, 1 p.m.
Addie Afable, professional illustrator and Anime Central staff artist, will instruct you in the art of drawing manga/anime characters.


Turn Your Writing into an E-book

Wed., Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m.
We will discuss how to use ePub software, add a cover and photos/illustrations, and more. Completed e-books will also be added to the library's eMediaLibrary for checkout at the author's discretion.



Write-On is sponsored by The Gift of Carl Foundation.

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