Friday, November 25, 2016

Literature for Children complete Service-Learning

Averett University students recently spent a day reading to children at the Head Start program in DanvilleDr. Catherine Clark’s Literature for Children and Adolescents class spent the semester discussing topics related to the history and concept of childhood, censorship, literary genres and the power of fairy tales. Part of the final research assignment required students to rewrite an original fairy tale. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fall 2016 Story Contest: Fiction and Nonfiction

Fall 2016 Story Contest
OUR FALL CONTEST is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

Narrative winners and finalists have gone on to win the Pulitzer Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Atlantic prize, and have appeared in collections such as The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and many others. View the recent awards won by Narrative authors.

Narrative 30 Below Story and Poetry Contest

30 Below Contest—2016

NARRATIVE INVITES all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old to send us their best work. We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. We’re looking to encourage and promote the best young authors and artists working today.

Awards: First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, Third Prize is $300, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. The prizewinners and finalists will be announced in Narrative.

All N30B entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2017 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week or Poem of the Week.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

D.C. will hide once-banned books throughout the city this month

The D.C. public library system is hiding several hundred copies of books — which were once banned or challenged — in private businesses throughout all eight wards to celebrate Banned Books Week. The “UNCENSORED banned books” scavenger hunt kicked off Sept. 6 and will run through the month.
Winners at least 21 years old have a chance to win free tickets to “UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party” as part of a fundraiser for the D.C. Public Library Foundation.