The winners of the Central Valley Young Writers’ Prize will be hosted at A Book Barn for a book signing and reading tomorrow, Saturday, March 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The event—which will highlight contestants from all four categories of the contest, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and illustration—is set to kick-off the 2013 competition. Each child will have a chance to read an excerpt from their award-winning pieces and sign copies of the contest anthology.
The contest was created in an effort to promote literacy and creativity among children in the third through twelfth grade. Along with cash prizes, the winners are invited to attend an awards ceremony where they receive certificates of appreciation, individual copies of an anthology of their published works and the opportunity to meet local authors and illustrators.