Keyword: Creative Writing Contest

CALLING ALL POETS!

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CALLING ALL POETS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, EMCEES & WRITERS!

Win a chance to represent the state of Oklahoma as the FIRST EVER OKLAHOMA YOUTH POET LAUREATE!

Win a book deal to publish your first book, perform & tour the state!

Open to ages 14-19, please see the attached registration form for more details, or contact poet@olaa.org for more information.

Application can also be filled out online, right here.

2014 Creative Writing Contest Winners!

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Thank you to everyone that entered this year's Young People's Creative Writing Contest! We had 500 entries this year -- wow! Below is a full list of winners, and attached are scanned copies of the winning entries. Winners will be honored in an award ceremony on Friday, August 22, 7 pm, at the Hardesty Regional Library's Connor's Cove Theatre. All are welcome! Congratulations to all the winners! 

POETRY 10-12

1st Place: "The Battle" by Ruth Anne Dunn

2nd Place: "Still You Rise" by Amarianna Doakes

POETRY 13-15

May JTAG and Creative Writing

Get writing tips and inspiration during the May meeting of Jenks Teen Advisory Group! We'll discuss library services for teens, and practice our creative writing skills for YPCWC!

Jenks Library
Tuesday, May 7th
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

We'll have snacks, pens, and paper, so come write with us! Call 918-549-7570 if you have any questions.

 

Playwriting Workshop with Michael Wright!

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Here is an exciting opportunity if you're interested in playwriting!

The workshop will cover aspects of playwriting, including proper stage play format, creating a script for the imaginative possibilities of the stage, and tips on aspects such as writing good dialogue and creating characters. Michael Wright is the director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Creative Writing at The University of Tulsa, where he teaches screenwriting and playwriting.

Playwriting Workshop With Michael Wright

Saturday, May 10th

3 – 4:30 pm

Nathan Hale Library, 6038 E. 23rd St. 74114

To register, call 918-549-7617

2014 Young People's Creative Writing Contest

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The 2014 Young People's Creative Writing Contest is here! 

Brochures are available at all libraries, but here's what you need to know:

  • Contest is for ages 10-18
  • 3 age groups: 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
  • 4 categories: poetry, short story, informal essay, short play, and NEW IN 2014: Graphic Short Story. 
  • Contestants may enter more than one category, but only one manuscript per category.
  • Entries accepted May 1 – June 5 
  • Enter online, starting May 1st at http://teens.tulsalibrary.org/ypcwc/entryform, or by filling out an entry form (attached below).

More details in the attached brochure/entry form.

Questions? Call 918-549-7490 or email cwalsh@tulsalibrary.org.

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