Friday, September 5, 2008

Teenagers invited to enter writing contest

FAIRFIELD — The Lane Libraries will soon launch its seventh annual Teen Writing Contest, "Our Own Words," for short story and poetry writers ages 13-18. Work will be judged on originality, clarity, ideas presented, voice, word choice, presentation, sentence structure/fluency and spelling. There are two divisions: Division I for ages 13-15 and Division II for ages 16-18, according to a release from the libraries.

Writers who participate should attach a completed entry form to the work and submit it at any Lane Libraries location beginning Sept. 9. Teachers who submit class work should be aware each entry must have a separate entry form with it. Entry forms and guidelines are available at any Lane Library location or online at

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