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"It's All Write!" Teen Writing Contest

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The Ann Arbor District Library is excited to host its 29th annual “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest in Winter 2021! Young Adult authors take part as judges each year, who then read and select the winning stories. Stories are judged in three different categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9 & 10, and Grades 11 & 12. The top three writers in each age group receive fabulous prizes. This is an ever-growing, state-wide contest.

Kids in grades 3-5 can also enter AADL's Write On! short story writing contest, which will take place in January and February of 2021.

How to Enter the Contest:

The 2021 It's All Write Teen Writing Contest will accept submissions January 11-March 7, 2021. Please note that the 2021 contest is open to Michigan residents only.

Click here for more information about the 2021 contest!

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Writing & Publishing

Emerging Writers: Writing and Review Meet-Up

Monday May 21, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Writing & Publishing

Emerging Writers: Writing and Review Meet-Up

Monday February 19, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Writing & Publishing

Emerging Writers: Writing and Review Meet-Up

Monday January 29, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Blog Post

Brainfuse and SAT/ACT prep

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:55am by Sunny29

Both the ACT and SAT take place the beginning of December, so now is a great time to get to studying! Brainfuse Helpnow is a database patrons may access from any AADL branch, or from your home computer when logged into your AADL account.

All practice tests are located in SkillSurfer. Simply click SkillSurfer from the homepage then choose College Entrance Test Prep to find the preparation guides and practice tests. Patrons can enhance their practice test experience by connecting to live tutors from 3 - 11 p.m., 7 days a week! Tutors are able to see the test feedback and can help with understanding specific test questions and building skills in various topics.

Be sure to browse the catalog for ACT and SAT test prep books, and check in with Circle K Homework Help session as well!

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Writing & Publishing

EVENT CANCELLED: Actor/Writer Jon Glaser Discusses Comedy And His Career

Sunday September 17, 2017: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Emerging Writers Workshop: Reading Like a Writer

Monday March 5, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Lectures & Panel Discussions

Emerging Writers Workshop: High-Concept Ideas

Monday February 5, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Writing & Publishing

Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception: AADL's Local Publishing Imprint

Sunday November 5, 2017: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Open Area
Grade 6 - Adult

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Public Event

NaNoWriMo "I Wrote a Novel, Now What?" with Natalie Bakopoulos

Saturday December 2, 2017: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 9 - Adult