When: May 26, 2013 from 2-5pm
Location: Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
SFCC to Celebrate Student Writing Award Winners
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Santa Fe Community College’s emerging writers will showcase their work during the Student Writing Awards Celebration, on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Red Dot Gallery, 826 Canyon Road. The recipient Richard Bradford Creative Writing Scholarship of the GROW SFCC Foundation also will be announced. SFCC’s Culinary Arts Club will cater the celebration.
More than a dozen writers representing the diverse community at SFCC will read from their winning works in the categories of Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction/Personal Essay and Academic Essay. Poet, artist and KSFR 101.1 Santa Fe Public Radio deejay Lauren Camp will emcee the program. Accolades, a booklet containing the winning works, will be available at the event and online at www.sfcc.edu. In addition, the winner of the Richard Bradford Creative Writing Scholarship will be announced. The scholarship, initiated last year by author Michael McGarrity, local arts advocate Charmay Allred and Councilwoman Rebecca Wurtzberger, is named for Richard Bradford, author of the 1968 classic Red Sky at Morning. Bradford had a deep connection with Santa Fe and resided here until his death in 2002.
“This is an opportunity for the public to meet some of the college’s most talented writers and gain an intimate view of their worlds,” said Assistant Professor Daniel Kilpatric. “The purpose of the Student Writing Awards is to recognize the quality of writing being produced by SFCC students and to celebrate their voices. Anyone who has an interest in literature will want to hear these students.”
These are this year’s winners by category:
• Poetry: Theresa Ferraro (Runners-Up Sherl Rehn, Julie Herndon; Honorable Mentions Libby Hall, Laura Graham, Theresa Ferraro, Neda Vesselinova)
• Personal Essay: Alicia Blair (Runners-Up Karen Naranjo, Maricel Lewandowski; Honorable Mentions Norman Camp, Israel Garcia, Reonna Joe)
• Fiction: Anna Carvlin (Runner-Up Rane Townsend; Honorable Mentions Sharon Guerrero, Doug Bootes, Libby Hall)
• Academic Essay: Lucy Gilster (Runner-Up Aragon Smith; Honorable Mentions Aragon Smith, Lucy Gilster)
Winners whose names appear more than once submitted more than one writing sample. The awards are sponsored by SFCC’s Office of Student Development, School of Liberal Arts & Core Studies and the GROW SFCC Foundation. Red Dot Gallery is a student-operated commercial gallery that features art and design created by SFCC students, alumni, faculty and staff.