LAHAINA - LahainaTown Action Committee is looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the first annual Maui Short Story Competition for your chance to win.
The competition is meant to encourage previously unpublished writers to explore writing about the island of Maui from a unique perspective.
This contest is open genre; however, LAC strongly recommends keeping the subject to Maui (for example, Maui life, heritage, culture, the land and the ocean surrounding our island).
Entries will be accepted through March 20, 2014. The entry fee is $25 per submission, with a limit of three entries per person.
Winners will be announced April 11.
Entries can be submitted online or via postal mail accompanied by an entry form that can be found at www.visitlahaina.com.
There will be a cash prize for first place. Other winners will receive prizes donated by sponsors.
In related news, LahainaTown Action Committee will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The public is invited to gather at the Pioneer Inn Courtyard at 5 p.m.
Light pupus will be offered with refreshments, and a no-host open bar will be available. The guest speaker will be Mayor Alan M. Arakawa.
LahainaTown Action Committee invites West Side residents to come meet the LAC board members.
LAC aims to promote, encourage and preserve the historical, cultural, social and commercial vitality of Lahaina, the town and destination.
The nonprofit organization hosts Lahaina festivals and ongoing events, and operates the Lahaina Visitor Center in the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
LahainaTown Action Committee would like to meet the public and discuss ideas for the 2014-15 calendar.
At 5:15 p.m., LAC President Sne Patel will speak, followed by Mayor Arakawa at 5:30 p.m., then election of board members.
The public is welcome. For information, call LAC Executive Director Lynn Donovan at 667-9175.