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Beth Kephart: Remain Vulnerable Writing Contest

For the next four months, Beth Kephart, our first author-in-residence at readergirlz, will be posting monthly video blogs in which she discusses the art (and the joys, and the frustrations) of writing. Each vlog entry will also serve as a prompt for writing contests.

Here is the first of Beth's vlog entries, with her written introduction:

"I believe that the stories that touch us are written by authors who remain vulnerable to the world - who leave themselves open to the raw wounds and the glorious possibilities of yearning, outreach, and hope. Watch the video, then write no more than ten lines of poetry or prose expressing a fully lived emotion.

Entries for this contest were due September 25th, 2009. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to Jennifer Petro-Roy, Erin McIntosh and Lauren Miller! Read the winning entries. Each winner received a signed copy of Undercover, a novel about a young, aspiring poet who discovers the beauty that lives within her.

If you can't see the video below, click here.

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