Literary Competition 2000 - 2001
Student Literary Competition Winners Announced
winners of the 2000-2001 Student Literary Competition, hosted by Kirkwood
Community College and coordinated by Allison York, were recently announced.
The First Place awards were presented to Kim Harmon, Lane Community College,
for her one-act play titled Electives, Danielle Pomaville,
Delta College, for her short story Clothespins and
Seashells, Anthony Rodriguez, Bakersfield College, for his
poem titled Christmas with Kym, and Ratina Wollner, Lane
Community College, for her essay Finding Bridget.
Second Place awards were won by Jeni
L. Patterson, Johnson County Community College, for
the one-act play Saving Grace, Craig MacBride, Humber
Community College of Applied Arts and Technology, for a short story
titled Loaves of Bread, John Michael Day, Phoenix College,
for his poem titled Cedar
Island, NC, and Temima Wohlgelernter, St. Louis Community College,
for her essay titled Slipping into Greatness.
Third Place awards were given to Myriah S. Connolly, Leeward Community
College, for her one-act play Impossible Connection, Rachel
Burks, Sinclair Community College for her short story titled Easter
Mice, Christopher Pommier, DeAnza College, for his lyric
titled To Let the Nights New Air In, and Dana Martin,
Bakersfield College for her essay The Elephant.
Honorable mention was given to Nancy McCurry, Paradise Valley
Community College for her essay titled Taking Wing.
the leadership of Kirkwood Community College, the competition included
over 60 literary works from League colleges. A catalog of all entries
is currently being produced by Kirkwood and will be mailed to all League
members this fall.
jurors for this years Student Literary Competition were John Olive
(One-Act Play), John McNally (Short Story), Mary Swander (Poetry) and
John Price (Personal Essay). Each
of the judges has published works and won awards for their literary pieces.
Olives most recent play, The Summer Moon, won a 1997 Kennedy
Center Award for Drama, and he is currently working on a novel for young
adults titled SmartAss. John
McNallys Troublemakers, a collection of short stories, won
the Iowa Short Fiction contest and was published in the fall 2000.
He has also received a number of awards including the Wisconsin
Institute for Creating Writing fellowship.
Mary Swander has won numerous awards for her work including the
Whiting Award, two Ingram Merrill Awards, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award,
and many others. Her most
recent work is an edited collection of essays called The Healing Circle.
John Price currently teaches literature and creative nonfiction
at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
His essays have appeared in a variety of publications, and he was
recently selected for best Spiritual Writing 2000.
2001-2002 competition will be hosted by the Cuyahoga
Community College District and coordinated by Margo