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School District Kicks Off Ninth Annual Writing Contest

Campbell Union School District's Rising Young Authors Series showcases 13 new young authors.

Now in its ninth year, the has run the program to emphasize the importance of writing.

The district invites students in grades three to seven to submit fictional short stories and poems in its annual Writing Faire. It picks 13 winners, whose books are published.

The awards will be given out Nov. 9, 7:00 p.m. at in the but before then, each of the winning pieces are available for purchase.

According to the district's website, judges review the hundreds of entries every year for several things, including technical excellence, focus and structure.

Over the next few weeks leading up to the awards ceremony, Campbell Patch will run spotlight pieces on the authors, their work and why writing is important to them.

Excerpts of their winning pieces will also be included.

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