Come celebrate the winners of the Young Writers Short Fiction Contest and join us for a keynote from author Melissa Hart on Friday, June 1 at Barnes and Noble!

Event Date: Friday, June 1 | 6-8 pm
Location: Barnes and Noble, Valley River Center  |  1163 Valley River Dr, Eugene, OR 97401
CAT POEMS, SEA VAMPIRES, AND OWL TRAINING: THE WRITER’S LIFE: Melissa Hart (author of Avenging the Owl) presents the Young Writers Fiction Contest Awards, then talks about her journey as a professional writer from teen journalist on a bicycle in Los Angeles to 2018-2019 Oregon Battle of the Books author. Reading and signing to follow.
Awards for the Young Writers Short Fiction Contest will be given and placement will be announced at the event. All finalists will have an opportunity to read a 1- 3 minute excerpt of their winning work. Click here to see the finalists of the 2018 Young Writers Short Fiction Contest.
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A special thanks to Barnes and Noble for hosting this event. 
About Melissa Hart:

Melissa Hart is Contributing Editor at The Writer Magazine, and the author of Better with Books: Diverse Fiction to Open Minds and Ignite Empathy in Children (Sasquatch, 2019) and the award-winning middle-grade OBOB novel, Avenging the Owl (Sky Pony, 2016), plus two memoirs. She’s a frequent workshop presenter at writing conferences around the country. Visit her online at