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Meet “It’s All Write!” 2017 Judge #9: Brooks Benjamin!

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 1:39pm by BugsAndSlugs

The ninth judge for this year's “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest and author of the 2016 YA novel My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights is Brooks Benjamin.

Brooks Benjamin describes himself as a reader, writer, teacher, and eater of pizza. He is also a fan of choreographed dance, which lead him to form a New Kids on the Block tribute dance crew in sixth grade. Perhaps this is why his debut novel My Seventh Grade Life in Tights is about Dillon, who wants nothing more than to be a real dancer.

Dillon's Dad wants him to play football, his friends and co-founding members of his freestyle crew think dance studios are for sell-outs, and Dillon just wants to follow his heart. "This first novel is a fun exploration of middle-school friendships and the stigmas that come with certain hobbies...a fresh and winning debut about the power of self-expression." (Booklist)

Stay tuned for more information about “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest 2017 Judges!

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Magazine Strip Art

Wednesday July 26, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Amigurumi Crochet Critter Joy

Thursday July 13, 2017: 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Crocheted Beaded Bracelets!

Saturday June 24, 2017: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 To Adult

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Felt Ball Fun!

Tuesday June 20, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade K - Adult

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Sweet Treat Clay Charms

Wednesday August 23, 2017: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Grade K - 5

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Cacti Clay Charms

Thursday August 3, 2017: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room
Grade K - Adult

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Build a "Robot" Hand!

Thursday August 17, 2017: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 3-8

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Kids' Letterpress Lab

Thursday August 10, 2017: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade 3-8

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Meet “It’s All Write!” 2017 Judge #8: Christian McKay Heidicker!

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:40pm by BugsAndSlugs

The eighth judge for this year's “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest and author of the 2016 debut novel Cure for the Common Universe is Christian McKay Heidicker. In this novel recommended for teen gamers and readers of Jesse Andrews and John Green, high school senior Jaxon is sent to rehab for his video game addiction on the eve of his first real date. Jaxon must earn enough points to graduate from the program in 4 days to preserve his date with Serena, or else be forced to recognize that his inability to connect with people can’t be blamed on video games, after all.

Learn more about Christian McKay Heidicker on his website and stay tuned for more information about “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest 2017 Judges!