Gibson Library hosts Teen Writing Contest reception April 7

Event to feature written works of Henderson teens published in ‘Unlocked Voices’

HENDERSON, Nev. – Henderson Libraries will host a Teen Writing Contest reception at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the James I. Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway.

Presented gallery-style, the reception will highlight all 66 teens, grades 6-12, whose written works were featured in the annual issue of Henderson Libraries’ teen literary magazine, “Unlocked Voices.”

“Unlocked Voices” was established by Jessica Sullenberger, who previously served as teen librarian at Green Valley Library, in 2012 to provide a creative outlet for and foster community among Henderson’s teens. The magazine accepts original submissions, including poetry, short stories and essays from local teens. Teens who participate in the annual Teen Writing Contest have the opportunity to be published in the magazine.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates four locations throughout Henderson. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Clark County School District and all other libraries around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

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