MADISON, WI – Madison Public Library will once again host the We Read Youth Voices Writing Contest in collaboration with Forward Madison FC and the Wisconsin Book Festival with support from the Madison Public Library Foundation in the spring of 2023. Submissions will be accepted beginning April 3, 2023, online and a kick-off event will take place at the first home game of Forward Madison FC's fifth anniversary season on Saturday, April 15. The We Read Youth Voices Writing Contest Youth Ambassador will kick out the first ball and families are invited to visit the Dream Bus between 5-7 PM for an interactive writing challenge and to pick up free writer's notebooks. “Forward Madison is thrilled to continue such a fantastic writing contest with the Madison Public Library,” Evan Warwick, Forward Madison's Director of Public Relations, said. “The creativity from youth in our community comes out in full force for this, we can't wait to see the 2023 submissions!” Youth 18 and under are encouraged to submit to the contest, with the opportunity to win cash and prizes, be honored at a Forward Madison FC game, and be published in the second annual We Read Youth Voices Anthology. The theme for the 2023 Youth Voices Writing Contest is “Moving Forward – Together” and was determined by this year's youth ambassador, Madeleine Bohn. Bohn is the first-ever City of Madison Youth Poet Laureate and was also a runner-up in last year's contest for her story, Sunlight. “When we measure […]
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