You’ll find listings of the latest workshops here, along with links to read all the contest winners.
Wednesdays at 7 pm
You can also watch recordings of 45+ workshops on the library’s YouTube channel. Instructors include local authors Jim O’Brien, Ekta Garg, John Milas, and Molly MacRae, plus former New York Times Op-Ed page editor Trish Hall. Go to YouTube »
Our 2023 Short Story Contest included entries from community members who participated in the Writer’s Workshops series. The top three stories were read publicly and the awards were announced at a ceremony in November 2023. The judges were Maisie Sparks and Kallan Buss. Congratulations to the winners!
Winners of the 2023 Short Story Contest (from left): Simon Johnson, third place; Yael Zeiri, second place; and Josh Loomis, first place.
• 1st Place – Jessica Launius, “Stumble” | Read story »
• 2nd Place – Bethan Owen, “Thank You for Giving One Hundred and Ten Percent” | Read story »
• 3rd Place – Drew Adamek, “Vacation Home” | Read story »
Winners of the 2022 Short Story Contest (from left): Drew Adamek, third place; Bethan Owen, second place; and Jessica Launius, first place.
First place winner of the 2021 Short Story Contest, James F. Smith.
First place winner of the 2020 Short Story Contest, Andrea Alghalith.
Winners of the 2019 Short Story Contest (from left): Murillo Soranso, second place; Julie Wagner, third place; and Jessica Launius, first place.
Enter to win! Stories can be up to 2500 words. Entries due Fall 2024.
Grand Prize – One-on-one consultation with local editor and author. Professional headshot for your author’s portfolio. An annual membership to MasterClass for access to online writing courses. Opportunity to read your story, or have an actor read it for you, at the Short Story Awards Ceremony, and have your story published on our website for the community to read.
2nd + 3rd Place – Opportunity to read your story, or have an actor read it for you, at the Short Story Awards Ceremony, and have your story published on our website for the community to read. One-year subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine.