Local Writers Recognize Winners of 3rd Annual Student Writing Contest

Local Writers Recognize Winners of 3rd Annual Student Writing Contest

The Writers of Chantilly, a not-for-profit organization of local professional and aspiring writers in Chantilly, will recognize the winners of the 3rd Annual Student Writing Contest, co-sponsored by the Writers of Chantilly and the Chantilly Regional Public Library, at the Chantilly Regional Public Library on Sunday, Sept. 27.

For this year’s contest, students submitted stories, poems and essays around the theme of “Mysteries and Wonders ”—about a hidden treasure or marvel, a surprise history, or a new discovery. The winning entries will be published in an upcoming Writers of Chantilly anthology, Secrets, Lies and Sighs, later this year.

Winners include:

1st Place: The Time Machine by Stephanie Zhang (Rachel Carson Middle School)

2nd Place: What Lies Below by Jonathan Zheng (Thomas Jefferson High School)

3rd Place: Project: Morgan by Brooklyn Scott (Rachel Carson Middle School)

Honorable Mentions:

Emotion by Maianh Nguyen (Fairfax High School)

Fly by Mia Yang (Rachel Carson Middle School)

One Thing by Amy Epps (Chantilly High School)

Students will be recognized and read their winning entries beginning at 2 p.m on Sunday, Sept 27, at the Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly.

Members of the Writers of Chantilly also will read selections from their most recent anthology, Unfinished Business. Limited copies of Unfinished Business and other anthologies will be available for purchase at the event to support the group (cash or check). Bring your family and support local writers of all ages. Light refreshments served.

Email wocwritingcontest@gmail.com or visit http://writersofchantilly.blogspot.com for more information.