Chosen from a very high caliber of written pieces (275 submitted in total), we have 6 winners to announce for our 2016 Story Starters Contest, all chosen by our attendees over the two Conference days.
Many thanks to the Story Starters Judge, Canadian author, teacher, poet James Dewar for narrowing a long-list of 64 pieces down to a list of 18 finalists (3 per month from September to February). Congratulations and much success to our winners:
Silke Force in September for “Our family doctor…”
Lori Twining in October for “I refold…”
Tina Liu in November for “The fog smelled…”
Beth L. in December for “Terra’s Violation”
Dale R. Long in January for “My paddle draws…”
Stephanie G. in February for “Be careful where…”
A special thank-you again to our awesome artists: Carin Makuz, Erika Takacs, Iwona Dufaj, Sally Thurlow, Annabelle Murray and Anja Kooistra. Your talents are far-reaching.
We know that you join us (virtually) to congratulate these fine writers for their talents, bravery and stamina.