October 1, 2017

On Sunday morning I received the great news that I had won 1st prize in the Poetry Division of the Brainerd Writers Alliance Contest. Judges this year were Laura Hanson – Poetry; Donna Salli – Fiction; and Cindy Fox – Creative Nonfiction.  First and Second place winners receive free entry into the festival. I’m planning to be there.  Here’s the list of winners.


Creative nonfiction:
1st place “With This Ring” Anjanette Bandel, Rochester
2nd place “Butterflies” Brielle Bredsten, Aitkin

1st place “After School” Melissa B. L. Birch, Pequot Lakes
2nd place “The Costco Man” Dan Nelson, Pillager

1st place “The White Ibis” Lina Belar, Perham
2nd place “Death of an Uncle” Jean Murray Driscoll, Pillager
Honorable mention “She’s laid right down for us” Theresa B. Falsani, Duluth

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