From Left to Right: James Kelley, Michaela Rappleyea, Michael Worthington, Merry Simmons, Marty Silverthorne (front), Richard Knowles, Sarah Swan, Deborah Doolittle, and Jack Fay.

2016

Writers Competition Winners

(Click links to read winning entries)

High School Cash Scholarship

Michaela Rappleyea, Greenville, NC, Rolling in her Grave (Prose) First Place

Lisa Dong, Cary, NC, Project 001:Eve (Prose) Honorable Mention

Emily Garroway, Miami, FL, Forgotten Footsteps (Prose) Honorable Mention

Sarah Haglund, Winterville, NC, A Prayer for Her (Poetry) First Place

Antonella Reyes, Miami, FL, Putna Gorda (Poetry) Honorable Mention

Sarah Haglund, Winterville, NC, Pieces (Poetry) Honorable Mention


Adult Competition

Merry Simmons, Wilson, NC, The Naming of things: told from a child's point of view (Fiction) First Place

Michael Worthington, Elizabeth City, NC, The Farmer's Daughter (Fiction) Second Place

Jack Fay, Jasper, GA, Mr. Hurley Leaves the Hospital (Fiction) Honorable Mention

Richard Knowles, Harkers Island, NC, Long, Cold Roads (Nonfiction) First Place

Michael Worthington, Elizabeth City, NC, W.O. Sanders: The Independent Man (Nonfiction) Second Place

Sarah Swan, Bus Ride (Nonfiction) Honorable Mention

Deborah Doolittle, Jacksonville, NC, My Mother's Rocky Road to Dublin; Here I am, Laughing with Bears; Elizabeth Bishop Attends to the Amarylli, (Poetry) First Place

James Kelley, Tarboro, NC, The Ruins of Aleppo; Jacaranda Tree in Bloom; Palimpsest (Poetry) Second Place

Marty Silverthorne, Greenville, NC, Broken Hearted; Collection of Jar; Hank at King's BBQ (Poetry) Honorable Mention


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