Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Poetry Reading

     During the month of April, (National Poetry Month) the Hutchinson Public Library sponsored a variety of different activities.  The month kicked off on Sunday, April 1 with a reading by the poets from the book, "Begin Again".  On Friday, April 13 the editor of "Begin Again", Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, the Poet Laureate of the state of Kansas, gave a talk and read some of her poetry at the Hutchinson Art Center.  Then on Sunday, April 22 those who entered the 100 word short fiction/poetry contest gave a reading at the Hutchinson Public Library and the winners were announced.   I entered three poems and three short fictions pieces, and was invited to be part of the reading this past Sunday afternoon. 

      I read my poems: "World Within a World", "One Hundred Years", and "A Poem".  I also read my short fiction: "Irony", "Love Hurts", and "For Sale".  Writing a complete story in 100 words is quite a challenge.  Everyone who entered and read their pieces were terrific.  I heard some amazing things and began to wonder how in the world this contest could ever be judged.  The works presented were all top of the line.  

     The results are in and prizes were awarded:
               Adelyn Dean Emery - 1st Place  - Summer of 1934
                                                 - 2nd Place - High Prices
               Lydia Lowe               - 3rd Place - World Within a World
               Debbie Jerauld          - 1st Place   - Catherine
               Sonia Hayse              - 2nd Place  - Flutter
               Kay Towle                - 3rd Place   - Routine
    The winning entries will be posted on the library's website through the month of May 2012.

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