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Saturday, October 28, 2017 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Writing Contest

2015 Books by the Banks Writing Contest Sponsor

2017 Books by the Banks Writing Contest Sponsor


The 3rd annual Books by the Banks Writing Contest was generously underwritten by the McLane Foundation to recognize excellent work by our region’s writers.

This year’s contest was devoted to short-short works (fiction and nonfiction) of up to 500 words. There was separate judging in the Adult (Age 18+) and Teen (Ages 13-17) categories.  Judges included a panel of professional writers and editors.

Awards to the 2017 winners were presented at the Books by the Banks Festival, in the Duke Energy Convention Center, on Oct. 28, 2017.