CALS Sponsors Writing Contest and Book Giveaway to Mark Banned Books Week

Who: Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has announced the title for its annual Banned Book Writing Contest and Crazy Free Books giveaway.

What: The 2019 Banned Books Writing Contest is inspired by Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, which has been challenged in the U.S. due to some readers’ perception of the “violent and explicit” nature of some of the book’s content. The writing contest has one $300 grand prize and one $100 honorable mention prize. Winning entries will be selected based on creativity, flow, style, and originality. CALS will give away 30 free copies of Fight Club as part of Crazy Free Books starting September 4.

When and Where:  
Entries will be accepted beginning September 1 and must be received by September 20. Entries can be mailed to CALS Banned Books Writing Contest, 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72201 or sent to The writing contest winner will be announced at a special event on Thursday, September 26, at CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue.

For more contest rules and information about the Six Bridges Book Festival and Banned Books Week, call 501-918-3000 or visit