What is Write-On?
Write-On is a series of writing events for teens. Every fall the library hosts:
- A writing contest for fanfiction, poetry/song lyrics, and short stories
- A writing workshop
- A young adult author visit. This year we welcome Julie Murphy. Past authors have included Jason Reynolds, A. S. King, Barry Lyga, John Green, and more.
Who can participate?
- All teens in grades 7-12 are eligible to enter the writing contest and attend the workshop.
- All community members are invited to attend the author visit.
When is it?
- Write-On takes place during the month of October and early November.
- Writing contest submissions will be accepted Oct. 1-Oct. 28.
- A writing workshop, The Action Plot: Move Your Story Forward in the Most Exciting Way Possible, will take place Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.
- Young adult author Julie Murphy will visit Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
How do I sign-up?
- Download one or more of the writing contest entry forms below or submit your entries online.
- Register for The Action Plot writing workshop. Space is limited.
- Julie Murphy's visit on Thursday, Nov. 8 is free and open to the public.
- Open to students in 7th-12th grade with an Indian Prairie Public Library card or that attend a school within the Indian Prairie Public Library district.
- Original short stories and fanfiction must be 2,000-6,000 words. Poetry/song lyrics may be any length. All words must be your own.
- Entrants may enter up to 3 submissions in each category.
- Entries must be typed, double spaced, and in a 12 point font. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation will count.
- Please submit online entries as a Word (.doc) file.
Submit your entry (Submissions open Sunday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.)
How can I find out more?