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NKY Teen Writing Contest! Nov. 6th-Jan. 11th 2019

Hello! We have an exciting new opportunity for high school students (ages 14-18) in Kenton County, Boone County, Campbell County, and Hamilton County to participate in. The NKY Teen Writing Contest Kick-Off took place on November 6th 2018 and will last through January 11th 2019. The writing contest will consist of a 10-20 page short story or essay set in the NKY/Greater Cincinnati area. The 3 judges of this contest will be local authors Mike Due, Darryl Jouett, and Angel Musk. The prizes available for this contest will be a $500 first place prize, $300 second place prize, and $200 third place prize supplied by sponsor Arlinghaus Heating and Air. Stories will also be selected to be a part of an anthology that will be published and held with a book signing at Joseph Beth Booksellers for all included authors. In addition, the City of Erlanger will  recognize the winners. Rules: 10-20 pages double spaced 10-12 pt. Times New Roman/Arial font Title Page with author’s name included Story/essay must be set in NKY/Greater Cincy area Permission slip must be included with finished work if not turned in beforehand to LeAnn at the Erlanger branch library Here is the video that was taken from the Kick-Off event at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library where Mike and Darryl (2 of the judges) talk about various rules and guidelines to keep in mind while writing your essay (no gratuitous violence/language, minimal spelling and punctuation errors, etc.): http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaJ4Zr7HqX4&feature=youtu.be Here is a video from a young author, Sydney Sparks who wrote and completed her first book in high school, and is a part of the group who created the contest:   Here are the Flyer [...]

Harry Potter Wedding

  How to Plan a Harry Potter Wedding Andrew and I were deeply and irrevocably committed from our first meeting—to our deep and abiding love for Harry Potter that is. I knew with a kitschy wedding theme that I would have to tread carefully. I wanted my wedding to be fun, and have our personalities stamped front and center—yet not have the theme take away from the point of the day. We were there, for the most part, for a wedding. In the ceremony itself, the only aspect of HP that I implemented was our recessional song as we walked out of the church. As the instrumental song Hedwig’s Theme soared from the speakers, I heard appreciative chuckles from the audience. But ultimately, I did it for me. I would strongly recommend NOT allowing any part of the fandom into your ceremony/reception that you aren’t in love with. If you are only implementing a prop/song/food into your big day for the sake of fandom purity—please give yourself a break. The day is not meant to celebrate Harry Potter or Dr. Who or Star Wars. It is to celebrate you, so pick what you want. The Reception Music The entire dinner (an hour) was all instrumental music from the soundtracks to the many Harry Potter movies. My fiancé, sister, and I listened to all 7 soundtracks and picked our favorite songs by hand. That is dedication. Afterwards, it was music to make people dance. Candy Bar/Punch Table Our candy bar was inspired by Honeydukes, a candy shop in the Harry Potter books. We had golden snitches by adding wings to Ferrero Rocher chocolate covered hazelnuts. We had Twizzlers that were licorice wands. There was Double Bubble [...]

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