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JaxNEXT 100: We Have the WRITE to Our Futures Writing Contest and Celebration


Friday, August 12 • 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

We Have the WRITE to Our Futures Writing Contest and Celebration

Contest submissions accepted between June 13 and July 20. August 12 event free and open to the public

In partnership with 904WARD and JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival, The Jessie invites writers, poets and spoken word artists to present work that reflects on 200 years of Jacksonville history and envisions the next 100 years through the lens of diversity and inclusion.

Learn more and submit your original work

The public event on August 12 will feature a live announcement of contest winners, followed by readings from winning authors and spoken word performers, with food, drinks and more.
Only events occurring within Downtown Jacksonville will be accepted.
If you have any questions pleascontact us.