Denton Writes 2010
In celebration of April’s National Poetry Month, the Denton Public Library is hosting its third annual writing contest, Denton Writes 2010. Along with the contest, various writing workshops and activities will be held from now through the month of April.
Once again, the writing contest is open to teens, adults and children.
Library patrons are invited to submit original, unpublished fiction, non-fiction and poems. There are easy-to-follow submission guidelines available on the Denton Public Library’s website (http://www.dentonlibrary.com), blog (http://dentonlibrary.wordpress.com) and MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/dentonlibrary).
Entries can be sent to the contest email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and will be accepted through, April 25.
“The last two years were extremely successful, with nearly 300 entries each and we are hoping to see even more participation this year,” said Terri Sharp, Emily Fowler Central Library Branch Manager. “We will also provide writing workshops and programs such as our third annual Author’s Forum to help inspire the people of Denton to express themselves through the written word.”
Local editors, poets and authors will judge the entries for the four divisions: second through fourth grade, fifth through sixth grade, teens and adults. There will be one winner and one honorable mention per division, per writing category. Contestants are invited to submit one entry per writing category but may not submit more than one entry in any single category.
The winners will be announced in mid May. Winning entries will be published on the Denton Public Library’s blog and the MySpace page. Winners will again be featured in American Library Association READ posters that will be displayed at all three library branches. In addition, through the support of the Friends of the Denton Public Libraries, each winner and honorable mention will receive a complimentary copy of Versifico 2010. Versifico is the title of the book in which all winning works are published. Both Versifico and Versifico 2009 are available for checkout at all three branches.
A congratulatory reception will be held on May 26, 2010 at the North Branch Library to announce the winners and unveil their Read Posters.