Emily M. won first place in a citywide novel writing contest called Kids Write Now! hosted by the SF Public Library in partnership with WritopiaLab and NaNoWriMo. Based at the Richmond District Branch Library, the program challenged kids (10-14 years) to write as much as they could during the month of November. Inspired by writerly advice she received from Katherine Rundell during the author’s recent to Hamlin, Emily dove into this opportunity with great relish. She worked on her book every day, completing 106 pages during November. The novel is in the fantasy genre with a female protagonist named Venus. Emily hopes to finish the book in the coming weeks. The student coordinator and originator of this wonderful program is Hamlin alum, Kaya Dierks ’17 (standing next to Emily).
To learn more about the contest please visit: https://kidswritenowprogram.wixsite.com/kidswritenow/our-program