Fiction Fantastic 2023 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 be held in-person at the Eugene Public Library with a livestream for those who would like to tune-in virtually. 

Emceed by local spoken word artist, Jorah LaFleur, this event will feature a keynote by our celebrity judge, Oregon author Rosiee Thor titled “Stories are Magic.”

Come support the next generation of story tellers!

When: Friday, June 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Where: Eugene Public Library Downtown at 100 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 or stream live from the Eugene Public Library YouTube Channel here.


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 140 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.

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