|The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library celebrates the creativity of our Young Adult patrons every season in our Teen Writing Contests! Writers are tasked with creating an original short story following a particular theme. Winners of the contest earn publication in the Heggan Happenings Teen Edition Newsletter and a $50 Barnes and Nobles gift card!
|Last Contest: Winter 2021 “Snowy Weather”
|The Writing Club selected a snow theme for the winter challenge. Snowy weather needed to be an important part of the story.
Winner: “A Cup of Cocoa” by E’lon Rodwell-Simon
|Current Contest: Spring 2022 “Flowers”
|Currently, the Writing Club is working on a challenge with a topic/title of FLOWERS. Flowers must play an important role in this original story. This narrative is limited to 750 words and must be submitted electronically to the teen librarian at email@example.com by 9:00 pm on May 31, 2022.
|Next Contest: Summer 2022
|The Writing Club will again tackle the library’s summer reading theme with a narrative challenge on Oceans of Possibility. Check the Info-Board in the Teen Area for details on upcoming writing contest events and other teen and tween programs.
Do you like to write? Do you like playing with words or pictures to tell a story? Are poetry and lyrics more your style? Do you want to write a book someday? Why not start today!
Come join us in the library to discuss writing, get feedback on your work in progress, and get closer to creating your great work!
The Writing Club will give young writers support and encouragement!
The library provides many online databases that provide resources to help take your writing to the next level!