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2024 Fiction Fantastic contest winners

Congratulations to all the young writers who were finalists in the 2024 Fiction Fantastic young writers contest. Each finalist, and our K-2 author, has their story published in the 2024 anthology: Realm of Forgotten Dreams. You can purchase a copy of Realm of Forgotten Dreams here and view the 2024 Fiction Fantastic awards ceremony here. K-2 Spotlight “The Falcon’s Egg” by Roya Talebreza-May, Ridgeline Montessori Public…

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Final Fourteen: Wordcrafters Announces Fiction Fantastic Youth Story Contest Finalists

Free annual short story contest for Lane County K-12 students publishes top stories in anthology EUGENE, Ore. – Wordcrafters’ annual Fiction Fantastic youth short story contest drew 100 story entries this year, amounting to a whopping 157,853 words in total. Now, the final fourteen finalists have been selected and will be published in Wordcrafters’ annual youth anthology this June. Eighteen judges–primarily writers and educators in our…

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Shelton McMurphey Johnson House and Wordcrafters Partner for Community Reading Events

The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the power of shared reading experiences EUGENE, Ore. – Shelton McMurphey Johnson House and Wordcrafters in Eugene are partnering on a community book reading event, The Big Read, supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. From November 2023 to March 2024, both organizations will host meetings and workshops…

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Wordcrafters Receives Two Grants from Oregon Arts Commission

Nonprofit literary arts organization receives grants to fund operating expenses and writing residencies NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 14, 2023 CONTACT: Jo Bartlett Wordcrafters in Eugene 541-525-9309 jo@wordcrafters.org EUGENE, Ore. – Wordcrafters in Eugene received two grants from the Oregon Arts Commission–the Operating Support Program and the Arts Learning Program both for fiscal year 2024. The Operating Support Program’s mission is to help non-profit arts…

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Shelton McMurphey Johnson House and Wordcrafters Partner for Community Reading Events

The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the power of shared reading experiences EUGENE, Ore. – Shelton McMurphey Johnson House and Wordcrafters in Eugene are partnering on a community book reading event, The Big Read, supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. From November 2023 to March 2024, both organizations will host meetings and workshops…

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Wordcrafters Teams Up with Minority Voices Theatre to Bring Local Stories to Life

Stories from the Helix performance takes place Dec. 10, 2023 EUGENE, Ore. – Wordcrafters in Eugene is partnering with Minority Voices Theatre to transform a cross-section of stories from its StoryHelix community storytelling project into live productions through theatre, music, and dance. Stories from the Helix is on  Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at The Very Little Theatre’s Stage Left. For three years, Wordcrafters in Eugene…

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