Local library inspires teen creativity

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s public library is trying to help get young teens in high school back into the world of writing and bring new stories to life.

The Peter White Public Library along with the Marquette Monthly and a passionate doctor are sponsoring this event to help bring the idea of writing back to teens as a way to pour out their creativity on to paper.

“It’s a contest inspired by Doctor Allyn Roberts who has funded it, he just really believes in writing and wanted to give teenagers a opportunity to have their writing read by our judges who are college level professors or published writers themselves and then to earn a little money too and be rewarded,” said Mary Schneeberger, teen services coordinator.

If you are interested in this event, make sure you have your work submitted to the public library as soon as possible because the contest is ending soon.

“The deadline is March 15th, there’s still time to enter. Last year we had 80 entries, 40 in poetry of all things, and 20 in the fiction category and 20 in non–fiction. This year students can write a memoir, a non–fiction memoir, or a poem or a new category of flash fiction,” added Schneeberger.

Entries must be postmarked or brought to the library by 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th. For more information you can call the Teen Services Department at the Peter White Public Library.