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Meet the Future Stephen Kings!

Posted 4 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Mystery & Thrillers, Programs and Teen | Tagged with contest, spooky, story and writing

Last month we brought you a blog about our many spooky happenings occurring at the Library throughout the month of October, the biggest of those being a story writing contest hosted by our east of the river libraries (Birmingham, Locke, and Oregon Branches).

After all, authors like Stephen King, R.L. Stine, and Edgar Allan Poe rose to fame with their imaginative, suspenseful, and creepy tales, as did movie writers and directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Wes Craven, and John Carpenter. Through this contest, we hope to spark the next set of novelists and movie writers / directors who will keep us on the edge of our seats!

Meet our winners and read their stories below:

Birmingham Branch
First Place – Jasmine Lucas
Second Place – Faith Campbell
Third Place – Matthew Curtis


Locke Branch    
First Place – Benson Bowman, “The Ghost that wasn’t a Ghost”
Second Place – Rebecca Hovey, “Dark Encounter with a Creepy Creature”
Third Place – Autumn Vasquez, “Tradition Catastrophe”


Oregon Branch    
First Place – Chloe Strong, “The Trick or Treat Phantom”
Second Place – Corey Barailloux, “Spooky Night for the Green Extreme Soccer Team”
Third Place – Luke Chesick, “The Adventures of Roger and Armando”


We’d also like to thank the Press for printing each of the first place stories. These young writers are now officially published!

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