In honor of our 2010 Centre County Reads pick, The Maltese Falcon, we're hoping you'll jump on this contest like a starving mouse on a piece of the best cheddar. Write your best Hammett-style piece (hard boiled detective writing) and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org  or any of the libraries in Centre County along with a cover letter, your name, address, contact information and a brief biography.
What Prizes will there be? Glad you asked!
So, sharpen your pencils, buy a new ribbon for the Selectric and get writing! The deadline is February 15.
This contest is sponsored by the Arts in Public Life Group, www.artsinpubliclife.psu.edu