Award Ceremony Set for 2013 Adult Creative Writing Contest

   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”

Honorable Mention

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”

Honorable Mention

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”

Honorable Mention

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”

Honorable Mention

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,

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