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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