Short on Words at Arts and Acts Festival

Short on Words held during the Arts & Acts Festival, highlights the art of literature. Hosted by Preservation Dental, Office of Dr. William S. Demray, this annual literary contest invited writers of all ages to share their original short stories and poetry inspired by a photograph or theme.

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Saturday, June 18, 11 am: The 10th Year – 9th Edition of Short on Words

PrintThe public is welcomed to the Author’s Reception for the  The 10th Year – 9th Edition of Short on Words poetry and short story competition, held on Saturday, June 18, 11 am at the Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady St. The event will feature readings, live music, light refreshments, and an awards presentation.

This year more than 70 local, national, and international authors shared their original short stories and poetry inspired by one of ten photographs taken by the event’s organizer, Preservation Dental – The Office of Dr. William S. Demray. Awards to be given to the top 3 works in both the youth (ages 17 and under) and adult (18 and up) categories.


Looking forward to seeing many of you at the event. An Authors Brunch will be served from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by the Author Reception which features the reveal of the photo locations plus THE AWARDS! 
For those of you unable to attend you may enjoy the reception via live streaming – the link to connect is:

For further information email or call Preservation Dental, the Office of Dr. William S. Demray, 371 E. Main St., Northville MI 48167, 248-348-1313 or visit

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Application is closed for the The 10th Year – 9th Edition of Short on Words.