This is the 26th year the BB of the CWC has invited all 5th graders from Alameda and Contra Costa Counties to participate in a short story contest.

This year, notices went out to 550 schools, and we received entries from more than 330 students. Stories were evaluated by CWC members who did not know the names or schools of the authors.

We received many exciting stories this year, and we are looking forward to hearing them read aloud by the authors at the Main Branch of the Oakland Library this Sunday!

Congratulations to all of the writers who participated in this exciting event. Keep writing!