Montgomery County encouraging writing this November

November is National Novel Writing Month, and Montgomery County is hoping to encourage its own young writers through contests and workshops. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Deutsche Fotothek‎

WASHINGTON, DC, November 11, 2013 — November has always been a month for writers. Across the country, 295,935 everyday Americans are challenging themselves to write a novel as part of the 2013 NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month.

Now Montgomery County is continuing the trend with new programs for Maryland’s young writers.

On Nov 16, McNabb Middle School will host the Morehead Writing Project’s Fall 2013 Super Saturday Writing Camp for local 4th to 8th graders. For $15, the full day event includes writing, revising, and working alongside friends, college students, and adult writers.

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The Montgomery County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee recently released its 2014 Literary Contest and Visual Arts Show theme and contest rules. All Montgomery County student are encouraged to submit visual art or writing dealing with “Honoring the Legacy: Celebrate, Serve, Remember” as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The deadline for submissions is December 6. More information can be found at:


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