Words Bookstore to Host Creative Writing Contest for Young Adults
Words bookstore of Maplewood, in collaboration with IHN of Essex County, invites young aspiring writers ages 14 and under to participate in a celebratory contest this fall in honor of families. In appreciation of the importance of family life, young adults should submit an essay entitled, "A Picture of My Family Illustrated in Words" by October 20th to Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ to be reviewed by published author and writing teacher, Judith Lindbergh.
Three essays will be honored at Words Bookstore at a reception at their store at an upcoming event this fall. The authors of the essays will receive gift certificates to Words Bookstore.
Additionally, the winning essays will be shared at this years fundraising breakfast for Interfaith Hospitality Network. Scheduled for November 11th from 8-9 AM at Mayfair Farms in West Orange this breakfast will highlight the important work that IHN of Essex County does to keep families together. The theme of this year's breakfast is "Picture the Family". We invite residents to attend the breakfast and share the words written by a young adult expressing the importance of their family life.
The charity of honor, Interfaith Hospitality Network began in 1988, when one woman recognized the need to preserve the family unit by providing emergency food and shelter through a network of local congregations. IHN of Essex County continues this mission of keeping homeless families together by helping parents secure permanent housing and achieve lasting independence. Please visit the web site: IHNEssexNJ.org for more information about this essential organization. A (suggested) contribution of IHN of $5.00 with each essay is appreciated.