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New Bedford Free Public Library’s Youth Writing Contest

March 2, 2022

Calling all young poets and writers! Enter in your poem or short story for a chance to win a prize!
Contest available for grades 1-12 in Southeastern Massachusetts. One entry per student.
Deadline for Entries: May 31st
Winners Announced: June 10th
Upload your entry at
or drop it off at any New Bedford Free Public Library


New Bedford Downtown Library
613 Pleasant St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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(508) 991-6275
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