NaNoWriMo Short Story Contest

We are excited to announce the winners of our NaNoWriMo Short Story Contest in partnership with Concatenation Convention!

1st Place: Brad Hartke “Hubert, The Bee, The Corpse, and The Kiss”

2nd Place: Haley Lemon “The Lonely Ones”

3rd Place: Edward Burkhead “The Ritual”


Congratulations to our winners and everyone who submitted an entry to celebrate NaNoWriMo! You can read the winning stories here.


National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short) is an annual writeathon that takes place during the month of November each year.

Writers around the world attempt to write 50,000 words of fiction between the 1st and 30th of November. Founded by writer Chris Baty in 1999, NaNoWriMo has grown from 21 participants in its first year to hundreds of thousands of registered participants annually.

JDL is an official NaNoWriMo Come Write In space for 2021.

If You Can Tell It, You Can Write It: Personal Narrative and the Storytelling to Story Writing Connection

Jenifer Strauss is a Storyteller, Narrative Coach and former Middle School teacher. Years ago, when a group of defiant sixth graders dared Jen to turn them into writers, she first asked them to become storytellers! Her Turning Points Personal Narrative Writing Process began with that group of students. In this workshop for upper elementary, middle school and high school teachers, Jen will introduce you to the brain science, the stories and the PROCESS that will inspire students to write personal narrative and memoir.

This workshop will take place as a live Zoom presentation and will not be available for later viewing. To join, click here.

Educators – you can earn MOECS credit by registering for this event! To learn about all Storyfest events, click here.

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Please join Anna Tabone and Chad Melton from the Career Development Office in a resume building and cover letter writing workshop. Anna and Chad will show patrons relevant job search information, and do 10-minute resume reviews.
Intended Audience is 18+. For more information, please call Adult Services at (517) 788-4087.

Writer’s Group

Join Spring Arbor’s Writer’s Group with Grant Landis. Pick up some tips and/or offer yours. New members are welcome!

Intended for Adults.

3rd Monday of the Month

Writer’s group for KIDS

Creative writing group for ages 8 and up. Learn how to develop creative writing techniques. Write, read and offer ideas to fellow writers.