The force will be with the Stephenville Public Library in April when it plays host to several Star Wars-themed events including the first Fan Fiction Contest.

The contest urges participants to open their minds and make up their own story that takes place in the Star Wars universe.

All mediums of story telling are up for entry including short stories, artwork and short films.

Maybe you want to explain how Han Solo made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, or maybe you're a master at painting Ewoks, the goal of the contest is to let your creativity take over.

The idea for the contest was created when local filmmaker Byron Spurlock began working on a feature-length Star Wars fan fiction film.

"We thought it would be an excellent opportunity for the library to support creativity in the community and bring attention to the library itself," said Friends of the Stephenville Public Library president Lisa LaTouche. "And of course, who doesn't love Star Wars?"

Admissions will be judged in three age groups - junior (12 and under), teen (13-18) and adult (19 and older).

To enter, contestants must bring their fan fiction creation to the main desk at the library no later than Friday, April 18.

Winners will be announced at the Star Wars Under the Stars event on Saturday, April 26.

"We are all very excited to be able to bring this series of events to Stephenville as they are at the heart of the library's core mission of sparking knowledge, fostering creativity and creating community," LaTouche said. "These events reinforce that the library is a place of growth, exploration and imagination for everyone in Stephenville.