2019 Library Foundation Short Story Contest
This year’s theme has been inspired by the strong students throughout Broward County who have made their voices heard. Students will explore a dystopic United States that is not run by democracy.
There will be one “best in show” winner ($100 gift card and signed book) as well as first ($75 gift card), second ($50 gift card), and third ($50 gift card) place winners at all participating schools.
Prizes will be awarded to students at the annual District Literary Fair at Broward Center on April 25. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Jennifer Keljik.
2019 Author Day for Students
The Broward Public Library Foundation is presenting the opportunity to have an author from 2019 Literary Feast attend local area high schools. This will be a published author that will be instructed to speak on their lives and what has led them to a writing career, along with why they write and what inspires them. Schools are recommended to take multiple classes and place them into a large room (such as an auditorium) to hear from these authors.
Examples of what schools and teachers have done in the past include: had breakfast or lunch made for the authors before or after they speak by the culinary program, recorded a video of the author with the news or AV department, had the students read some of their work for the author’s critique, had a meet and greet with the faculty and staff at the school before or after they speak, had the author speak for one-hour two times to fit in more students.
Author arrival times are scheduled in between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. which would mean departure times would be between 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Schools will be assigned the name and biography of an author at least one month in advance to plan accordingly.
If you are interested in learning more, contact Jennifer Keljik.