Lake Forest Reads Writing Contest

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Age Group:

Adults , Teens

Program Description


Submissions are due September 30th

Write an essay or a story between 2,000 and 10,000 words involving a theme from Her Hidden History (Women science, DNA, Paris, London, physics, chemistry, X-rays, ect.).  Submit your essays to


Your entry published on the Library's blog and promoted on social media

A personalized, signed copy of "Her Hidden Genius"

A $50.00 gift card to Lake Forest Book Store

2 front row seats to all Lake Forest Reads author events



This event is part of Lake Forest Reads

Lake Forest Library is proud to present Lake Forest Reads. This One Book, One Community program brings together Lake Foresters with the purpose of fostering literacy, a culture of reading, and a sense of community. Lake Forest Library and community partners present a month-long series of book-related events and activities, culminating in a Meet the Author event. We encourage you to deepen your experience with the book by attending events and hosting your own book discussions. Learn more at