Young Writers Take the Park!


Saturday, March 24th, 3pm-6pm                                                                   Location: Pretzel Park, Manayunk – Street and Lot Parking available.

On March 24th, The Spiral Bookcase celebrates young writers in the area with this inaugural event in Pretzel Park!

The day will feature:

1) Readings from award-winning young writers.

2) Authors Beth KephartA.S. KingApril LindnerElizabeth Mosier, and Susan Campbell Bartoletti.   A variety of their books will be available for purchase and they will be available to sign copies during the early part of the event.

3) Performances by local bands: Melrose Q and Evan’s Orphanage.

4) Christine Weiser from Philadelphia Stories will be sharing information about this local publication and copies will be available.

This wonderful event is the culmination of a new writing contest for young authors, created by Beth Kephart and The Spiral Bookcase.  Nine area middle school and high school classrooms were up for the challenge – to submit poems, short stories, and essays on the theme “something new, something that could change your life.”

Winning entries were selected from each school and the students who wrote them were invited to participate in writing workshop led by five noted young adult authors.  The top six winners of this group will present their entries for Young Writers Take the Park!  and will be published by Philadelphia Stories.  You will also find the winning entries here!


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