Fiction Fantastic 2022 Awards Event

You’re invited to celebrate the winners of this year’s Fiction Fantastic Contest. This is a free event that offers community members joy and inspiration! This year the Fiction Fantastic Awards ceremony will have limited seating at the Eugene Public Library and a livestream for those who would like to tune-in virtually. 

Emceed by local spoken word artist, Jorah LaFleur, the Benefit will feature a keynote by our celebrity judge, local author Andre Royal Sr. titled “Never Give Up on Your Daydreams”.

Come support the next generation of story tellers and give back to your local literary home!

When: Friday, June 10, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Where: Eugene Public Library Downtown* or stream online via our Facebook page.
*Limited Seating Available


  • 6:00-7:15 Priority Seating for Winners & Guests, Introductions,  Awards Ceremony, and Excerpts from Winning Stories
  • 7:15-8:00      Keynote, “Never Give Up on Your Daydreams” by this year’s celebrity judge, Andre Royal, Sr. author of the children’s books The Hippo-Critic and Big Little Bear.

Each year, the 501(c)(3) literary nonprofit Wordcrafters in Eugene hosts Fiction Fantastic, a short story contest for young writers in Lane County. This year, over 130 stories were submitted! These stories are read by local writers, teachers, and community members, then passed on to our celebrity author, and the winning stories are published in the Fiction Fantastic anthology. 

This event will be a celebration of our young writers and community programs. In addition to the Fiction Fantastic Contest, Wordcrafters has a thriving Writers in the Schools program that works with Kalapuya High School, Elmira High School, and the John Serbu Youth in Detention program.

All donations and proceeds will support Wordcrafters programs for young writers across Lane County to help them hone their writing craft and tell their stories.

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