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How many high school students can say they’re published authors?


Page 15’s 4th Annual High School writing contest is under way!

Selected finalists will have real-world publication experience, work with professional editors and published poets, and have original artwork

paired with their poetry.


DEADLINE: FEB. 10th, 2016


Are you ready to explore the doors?


For more information and to learn more about this year’s theme, click HERE.

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Listen to a Life

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on January 31, 2016


To enter the Listen to a Life Contest, a young person 8-18 years old interviews a person over age 50. It can be a neighbor, grandparent, or older friend (but not a parent). The young person then writes a 300-word essay (maximum) based on the interview. There is no charge to enter. For more details, including prizes, suggested questions, and examples of winning essays, visit This contest encourages students to practice interviewing and reporting skills, and winners can add the prize to their summer job resumes and college applications. The biggest prize can be shared by everyone, which is the opportunity to draw neighborhoods and generations together as they listen to lives. The Orange County Commission on Aging is helping to promote the contest.

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Apply by February 1st for a Spalding MFA

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on January 10, 2016

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Spalding University’s top 10, low residency MFA in Writing program is selective, and it shows. Alumni have landed prestigious publications, movie releases, and top awards in all areas. They also teach at major universities. Offering fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, writing for children & young adults, screenwriting, and playwriting. Spring and Summer application deadline: Feb 1. Email: See:

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OCLS Writers Group

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on November 4, 2015

The Orange County Public Library wants all Scribblers to know:

Sunday, November 8, 4 p.m. Orlando Public Library, Magnolia Room Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. Writers of all genres and experience are welcome. We will be critiquing at this meeting. If you have a piece (less than 1200 words) to be critiqued, please email it to Sarah no later than November 3rd. Remember: In order to be eligible for critique, you must have attended at least one Writers Group meeting in the past. If you would like to receive the critique pieces to read before the meeting, please email Sarah by November 3rd. Register. (Not required, but encouraged)

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