The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
To celebrate the achievements of local wordsmiths, the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries will present the 36th annual Adult Creative Writing Contest awards April 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Central Library’s Aaronson Auditorium, Fourth Street and Denver Avenue.
Local author Jeff Martin will present the awards and deliver a keynote address. Martin is the co-founder of Booksmart Tulsa, fiction editor for This Land Press and online communities manager at Philbrook Museum of Art. He also is a contributor to Publishers Weekly, Poets & Writers, Salon and National Public Radio. He serves on the advisory boards for Nimrod and Oklahoma Center for the Book.
Receiving awards for their writing achievements are:
First Place - Julie Kimmel-Harbaugh, “One Apron at a Time”
Second Place - Susie Inman, “Verbena”
George Willson, “The Man and His Rabbit Go Fishing”
Bonnie Ellen Benson, “From the Little Jordan Valley – The Adventures of John Ott”
John Huber, “The Christmas Icicle”
Sharon Edge Martin, “Herding Guineas”
First Place - Taresa Neale, “Sycamore”
Second Place - Bravetta E. Hassell, “Tartan Village”
Kristin Nador, “Sunrise”
Elizabeth Howard, “Autumn Leaves”
Rick Eagleton, “Your Back-Up Plan”
Laura Logan, “Friday the Mournteenth”
First Place - Barbie Benson, “Jane”
Second Place - Karin D. Sweetwood, “The Magic Key”
Adrean Messmer, “Left and Leaving”
Stephani Franklin, “The Kind of Men”
First Place - Wayne Hardy, “A Song for My Father”
Second Place - Christine Matthies, “The Stuff of Memories”
Harold Battenfield, “Two Guys on a River”
For more information on programs sponsored by the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries or to volunteer, call 918-549-7408, or visit the Friends’ website, www.tulsalibrary.org/friends.
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