"It's All Write!" Contest Awards Ceremony

Saturday May 10, 2014: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for teens (grade 6 and up) and adults

Newly-published Y.A. novelist K.A. (Kelly) Barson visits AADL to announce the winners of the 2014 “It’s All Write” Teen Short Story Writing Contest and discuss the craft of writing – and her journey to become a first-time novelist. Her novel, 45 Pounds (More or Less) was released by Viking Juvenile (Penguin) this past July.

This event includes a reception – join us to meet Kelly and to celebrate the art of writing and this talented group of writers!

Kelly Barson is from Jackson, Michigan and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. In her spare time, she teaches writing at Spring Arbor University.

The ‘It’s All Write’ teen short story contest is held annually by the Library. A total of $1,500 in prizes (funded by the Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library) will be distributed to the short story contest winners. This year, 358 students from this area as well as worldwide, participated in the contest – which the all-time submission record.