Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2009 Literary Harvest Yields a Rich Crop

37 authors submitted entries of short, fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry for the Literary Harvest Writing Contest sponsored by Central Oregon Writers Guild. The deadline was September 15 and the entries are now in the hands of our outstanding panel of judges.

The 2009 Literary Harvest Judges:

Novelist Jane Kirkpatrick, is a WILLA Literary Award finalist. Her latest novel is Flickering Light. She will be receiving the 2009 Caldera Special Recognition Award for her body of work at the Nature of Words in Bend on November 4-7.

Poet and writer Ellen Waterston, whose memoir, Then There Was No Mountain, was selected by the Oregonian as one of the top ten books of 2003. Her collection of poetry I am Madagascar was awarded the WILLA Prize in Poetry in 2005. Ellen is also the founder and director of The Nature of Words, an annual literary event of author readings and workshops.

Author and teacher, Mike Lankford, is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and author of a critically acclaimed memoir, Life in Double Time, Confessions of an American Drummer. Mike teaches writing at Central Oregon College of the Cascades and leads intensive writing workshops.

Summit High School journalism teacher Karen Rosch, was named the 2009 Mary Hartman Oregon Journalism Teacher of the Year. National Scholastic Press picked the school’s Eye of the Storm newspaper as the best in the state. The paper also took top honors in the Northwest Publication Olympics in 2007 and 2008.

The top ten contestants will present their winning entries at 2009 Literary Harvest event.

October 16, 6:00-8:30 PM
The Comfort Suites, Banquet Room
2243 SW Yew Avenue, Redmond

$10 admission, Tickets at the door

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