marianas writers movement

(MWM) — The Marianas Writers Movement sponsored a student essay contest on the topic, “Stories Matter” and received nearly 80 submissions from students in the CNMI. Grace Christian Academy students submitted the most, followed by Saipan Southern High School students, and the contest also received essays from students attending Mount Carmel School, Marianas High School and Kagman High School.

Five randomly selected students will be awarded prizes of $100 each at an upcoming October writers workshop, also sponsored by the Marianas Writers Movement. Student essays on the topic will be featured in the newspapers and also online at

October is Humanities Month and November is National Novel Writing Month. This is the perfect time for people in the CNMI to commit their stories to writing, to preserve them and share them.

If you want to write your stories, whether short stories or novels, whether memoir or family history, whether poems or comics or graphic novels, now is the time! Don’t wait.

Join the Marianas Writers Movement and write with us. Read the students’ essays, and you’ll understand why your stories matter.

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