Spooky Spring – A Writing Challenge for Everyone
With Special guest judge Katherine Arden
IPL received 18 short story submissions, written by community members of all ages. Dana Hart – IPL Director, Kathryn Laliberte – Teen & Youth Librarian, and Renee Ursitti – Adult Programs Librarian had the difficult task of deciding which six stories to send to Ms. Arden. The six finalists were thrilled to find that Ms. Arden made comments and annotations on their work. First Place went to Chris Allen, second place Georgia Gong and third place Toby Baker-Rouse. Each story was a treat to read. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
Ms. Arden is the VT author of Dead Voices and Small Spaces for youth and the Winternight Trilogy for adults. IPL extends it’s gratitude to Ms. Arden for reading and judging the six finalists.