If you're a budding author, I have a New Year's Resolution for you! The Cottonwood Heights Arts Council is sponsoring its first writing contest! "Write for the Heights" invites residents of Salt Lake County to submit a short story or poem. Submit your work in these four categories: Fiction by adults, Poetry by adults, Fiction by youth (ages 12-17), and Poetry by youth (age 12-17). Submissions must include a cover letter listing name, contact information, address, and submission category. One grand prize and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category. Fiction should be no longer than 15,000 words.
Drop off or mail entries to Whitmore Library, 2197 East Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights UT 84121, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is February 12.
Even if you don't want to enter please come on February 5 for a free workshop on writing.
To kick off the writing contest, there will be a literacy fair on February 5th in the conference room at Whitmore Library, featuring local authors offering free lectures, doing book signings, question and answer sessions, and writing workshops. The schedule for February 5th is as follows:
Kick off Event--Write for the Heights
Saturday, February 5, 12-5 at Whitmore Library in Cottonwood Heights
12:00 Keynote Speaker--Author Paul Genesse (Sponsored by Dyslexia Tutoring of Utah who will be present to answer any questions you might have)
1:00 Writers workshop, book signing, Q&A with Paul Genesse
2:00 Author Virginia Smith
3:00 book signing, Q&A with Virginia Smith
3:30 Workshop with Author Amy Maida Wadsworth--"Point of View and Goals, the keys to a character-driven story."