NCWF Events & Winners of Writer's Contest Announced

A public reception and reading will be held Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge, McVean Student Center, at Jefferson Community College (JCC) to recognize winners of the 2013 North Country writer’s contest. The public is invited to attend.

Winners of the 2013 North Country Writers Contest are:
Poetry - Michael L. Keck, Black River, “There Are Not Many”
Short Fiction - Bob Comenole, Watertown, “Amendments”
Essay/Nonfiction - Siraj A. Sindhu, Watertown, “A Decade of Ramadans in Watertown”

Honorable mentions of the 2013 North Country Writers Contest are:
Poetry – George DeChant, Saranac Lake, “trout fishing viii” and Shannel Garrow, Hogansburg, “Sage”
Short Fiction - Jayn M. Graves, Watertown, “The Monkey Girls”
Essay/Nonfiction - Allan J. Ferguson, Homer, “Fred”

All seven contestants are invited to read their entries at the writers contest reading and reception. Winning writers were awarded $100 while those receiving honorable mention were awarded $25. Both winning and honorable mention submissions will be published early November on JCC’s website

The writers contest reading and reception are part of a weeklong North Country Writers Festival at JCC beginning Monday, October 21 through Thursday, October 24. The public is also invited to participate in these exciting Writers Festival events:

Monday, October 21                    

Author Reading featuring Margot Jacoby
12:20 p.m. / Jules Center, Room 6-218

Tuesday, October 22                     

Author Reading featuring Jaimee Wriston Colbert
12:30 p.m. / Jules Center, Room 6-002

Wednesday, October 23              

Author Reading featuring Poet Abby E. Murray
12:20 p.m. / Jules Center, Room 6-002  

Thursday, October 24 

Coffeehouse Reading featuring the 2013 North Country Writers Contest Winners
7:00 p.m. / Student Lounge, McVean Student Center  

For more information about the writer’s contest reading and festival events, contact the JCC English department at 315-786-2328. 

The North Country Writers Contest is sponsored by the Jefferson Community College English Department, Faculty Student Association and Social Cultural Committee.