What better way for Sedona Public Library to celebrate its 60th anniversary than to host a 60-themed writing contest for all ages! Get your creative spirit revved up, hone your literary skills, sharpen your pencil, and enter our contest to win great prizes!
What does the theme of “60” look like? Maybe it’s a story you’ve wanted to tell for years about the crazy cat lady named Lily who kept 60 cats in the basement. Perhaps you’d like to write an ode or sonnet for your recently deceased grandfather who has always lived at 60 N. Elm St. Or maybe you need to finally write that essay investigating the house fire that started with 60 candles burning in the dumpster. Who knows? Let your imagination be your guide!
Really, the only criteria is that your poem, story, or creative nonfiction include the number 60; that you’re a resident of Coconino or Yavapai County; and that you submit your entry by 5pm on Monday, September 10.
The first prize in each of three age categories is, of course, $60.00! Second prize is $40, and third prize is $20. Additional prizes include gift certificates to the Friends of Sedona Library used book store; we will publish first-place winning submissions on our website, sedonalibrary.org; and, finally, we will put a copy of the first-place winning entries into our 60th anniversary time capsule. The time capsule will be buried this fall and be opened in 2058 when the Library celebrates 100 years of service!
For further details and our entry form, please visit sedonalibrary.org, our Facebook page, or stop by either one of our convenient locations: 3250 White Bear Rd. in West Sedona, or Bell Rock Plaza in the Village of Oak Creek. This contest is free and open to the public.
The 60th Anniversary Writing Contest begins Friday, July 13, the deadline is September 10. The Library will announce winners on September 25, 2018. Think 60 and get writing!
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are grateful for the support of the City of Sedona, Yavapai and Coconino Counties, businesses and foundations, and individuals like you. Please visit www.sedonalibrary.org to learn how you can support your public library.
Sedona Public Library
Column for July 13, 2018
Written by Anne Marie Mackler, Development Director
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