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Valley boy wins award for tale spinning Storytelling skills

Dylan Johnson, 10, of North Bend, recent won a library “Story Slam” competition for his story about an elderly couple’s magical kitchen. - Courtesy photo
Dylan Johnson, 10, of North Bend, recent won a library “Story Slam” competition for his story about an elderly couple’s magical kitchen.
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Ten-year-old Dylan Johnson of North Bend has serious story-spinning skills.

Johnson, who is homeschooled, took first prize for his performance of his own short story, “The Old Couple,” at the recent Story Slam competition at the Moore Theatre in Seattle.

Johnson participated in a slam at the North Bend Library in April, as part of the King County Library System’s “Playing with Words” series.

An active writer, Johnson says fantasy is his favorite, and he enjoys reading series including “The Secrets of Droon” and “Harry Potter.”

Johnson said the best part of the whole experience was hearing everyone’s stories, and that they were all really good.

When not writing, Dylan keeps busy with his homeschooling, and likes to draw and play basketball and baseball — and of course, act.

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