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Library's Northern Narratives Jr. Writing & Art Project for Kids

Grab your pencils and paper, kids! The Fargo Public Library is accepting writing and art entries for its first-ever, kids-only edition of the library’s literature publication, Northern Narratives. Kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to submit entries in any of the categories including: short stories, poetry, comics, nonfiction essays, drawing, or photography. Entries will be judged and prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place in each category. All submissions will be included in the library's online literary magazine (provided they meet eligibility requirements and guidelines).

Please review the guidelines and entry rules prior to submission. Entry forms must accompany submissions. If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Services Dept. at 701.241.1495.
Entries accepted Monday, March 22 through Friday, April 30, 2021.
Winners announced Friday, May 28.
Northern Narratives Jr. Online Magazine will be available Monday, June 14.


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2021 Northern Focus Photography Project for Teens and Adults

The library is hosting the second annual Northern Focus photography project in conjunction with our Northern Narratives writing project. We are asking regional, amateur photographers to send us their best work to grace our downtown location in a photo exhibit –and one lucky artist will get their photograph on the front cover of Northern Narratives 2021! We are accepting submissions April 5 through May 31, 2021 at our Wufoo link. The program is open to adults and teens 13 years or older. All photo project related rules and information are available here. If you have further questions, please call Melisa Duncan at 701.476.4076.

This project is supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library.


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Library's "Northern Narratives 2020" Book Available

Northern Narratives 2020 is the library’s fourth publication of poems, essays and short stories produced by local and regional authors. It is available at all three library locations for check out, or it can be read online. Please note that the cover art (titled Home in the Middle of Nowhere) for this book was by photographer Hannah Borsheim submitted as part of the inaugural Northern Focus photography project.

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Library's "Northern Narratives 2019" Book Available

Northern Narratives 2019 is the library’s third publication of poems, essays and short stories produced by local and regional authors. It is available at all three library locations for check out, or it can be read online.

Northern Narratives 2018

Library's "Northern Narratives 2018" Book Available

Northern Narratives 2018 is the library’s third publication of poems, essays and short stories produced by local and regional authors. It is available at all three library locations for check out, or it can be read online.

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