Haunted Tales

Haunted Tales is a storytelling event where participants in the student Halloween writing competition read their winning entries in a night of spooky fun at Murray Library. The writing competition is open to students grades 3-12 attending school or residing within Murray City boundaries, and is held in the Fall.

Information about the 2018 Haunted Tales event will be posted at the end of Summer 2018.

Halloween Writing Competition

Each October, students grades 3-12 attending Murray Schools or residing within Murray City, are invited to submit Halloween-themed poems, limericks, and short stories. Winners are invited to read their stories at the Haunted Tales event at the Murray City Library.

Entries should be Halloween related and typed or legibly handwriting on 8.5" x 11" paper. Length limited to 2 typewritten pages or 6-10 handwritten pages. Entries should take no more than 4 minutes to read. 

Judging will be based on creativity and grade-level writing skills, including introduction, continuity, descriptive language, and conclusion. Bonus points will be given for presentation - such as title, grammar, and neatness. 

2018 Halloween Writing Competition

Deadline and Entry form will be posted at the end of Summer 2018.