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Local writers gather for contest

Writers of all kinds could win $50 for their poem, article or story at the Indianhead Writers' Fall Writing Contest. It is not too late to prepare an entry.

Writers of all kinds could win $50 for their poem, article or story at the Indianhead Writers' Fall Writing Contest. It is not too late to prepare an entry.

The contest takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Spooner Agriculture Station (Experimental Farm) on Highway 70 east of Spooner. Writers' club members, as well as individual writers are welcome. It is also an opportunity to meet with other writers to discuss writing and marketing experiences and problems and tell about the activities of their writing clubs and market their work. Writers may bring friends for moral support.

Each entrant must write a fiction or nonfiction piece, or a poem, on any subject with a limit of 100 words minimum to about 1,500 words maximum. The entry should not require much more than five minutes to be read. Only one entry per person. The writer or a designated person will read it.

Three cash prizes of $50 each will be handed out for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Everyone attending the meeting will vote to determine the winning entries. The three winning entries will be determined at the end of the meeting.

A writer who wishes to enter a story, article, poem or essay, can pre-register before the meeting, but he or she may enter the contest at the meeting. The entries will be read in the order of their registration. Late entries may not be read due to time constraints.

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It is not necessary to enter the contest to attend and there is no charge or admission to enter the contest. Lunch will be served, and those who intend to stay for lunch are asked to pay $5. Lunch registration is due by Oct. 5.

Those attending may bring their books, photographs, and other work to show, sell and tell about. To pre-register, or to register for lunch, write to Indianhead Writers, Mary B. Olsen, 314 6th Ave., Shell Lake, Wis. 54871, or call 715-468-2604 for more information.

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