2023 SDPL Short Story Contest - Live Readings and Awards Event

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It's time to celebrate our finalists, the talented and creative writers who have won this year's Short Story Contest!

Please join us to learn the identities of our finalists and enjoy a delightful evening of live readings of the top three Short Story Contest winners, performed by Write Out Loud, and sponsored by the Friends of San Diego Central Library. A Q&A with the authors will follow, and refreshments will be served.

The Short Story Contest shines a spotlight on local writers and is a continuation of the Library’s robust support for local writing.

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Also, please visit our partner organization, Write Out Loud, founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience.

We would also ask that you consider joining the Friends of San Diego Central Library, which advocates for and supports the library so that we can continue to bring quality programming to our patrons. Thank you, Friends!

Winning contestants and their stories from previous years may be viewed on the Short Story Contest webpage.


Parking is underground and free with 2-hour validation. For further information on parking at the Central Library, click here.

The Central Library is one block from the Park & Market stop on the Trolley Blue and Orange lines.  Bus route 11 stops right in front of the library.



Need disability-related modifications or accommodations? Information and program content can be made available in alternative formats upon request by emailing JFRogers@sandiego.gov.