Lake Forest Reads Writing Contest

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Adults, Teens
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Program Description


Submissions due September 30.

Write an essay or a story between 2,000 and 10,000 words involving a theme from "Her Hidden Genius" by Marie Benedict. Examples of themes include women in science, DNA, Paris, London, physics, chemistry, X-rays, ect. Submit your essays at


  • Your entry published on the Library's blog and promoted on social media
  • A personalized, signed copy of "Her Hidden Genius"
  • A $50 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, our One Book, One Community program. To learn more, visit our Lake Forest Reads page.


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Support for this event is provided by the Friends of Lake Forest Library.