2010 Conference

White County Creative Writers hosted their 15th Annual Writers’ Conference in the American Heritage Conference Center at Harding University, Searcy, AR on September 4, 2010. Attended by 75 writers from Arkansas and her surrounding states, the conference included contests and a luncheon. Our thanks to all the sponsors and attendees of this event for sharing a great day of learning and fellowship among writers. We hope to see you all at the next one!

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Critics have called Kristin Tubb’s Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different (Delacorte Press/Random House) “…a wonderful debut novel, full of history, excitement and sensitivity.” Autumn is an historical fiction account of the beginnings of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park told through the eyes of 11-year-old Cades Cove resident Autumn Oliver. It was selected by the Tennessee State Library to represent the State of Tennessee at the 2009 National Book Festival and is now available in paperback. Tubb’s forthcoming novel, Selling Hope (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, Fall 2010) is set in 1910 Chicago on the vaudeville circuit and tells of the (potentially deadly?) approach of Halley’s Comet. Tubb’s other publication credits include Cricket Magazine, Spider Magazine, Guideposts for Kids, Wee Ones eMagazine, and Highlights for Children. She has written a number of children’s activity books for licensed characters such as Holly Hobbie, The Powerpuff Girls, Scooby-Doo, Strawberry Shortcake, and the Care Bears. Please visit her website: www.kristintubb.com.

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Pat Laster is the author of three articles in The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture and one in Arkansas Biography. She has written a weekly column for the Amity (AR) Standard since 1998. She is a contributing editor for Calliope: A Writer’s Workshop by Mail. A workshop leader for the annual Lucidity Poetry Retreat, she attends the writers’ retreats at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Educational Center twice a year. She is an alumna of The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow, preparing her first novel, A Journey of Choice, for publication by iUniverse.

Pat has been writing poetry since 1984 and has won the prestigious Sybil Nash Abrams Prize. She has been published in Aim, Lucidity, Calliope, Silver Wings, Haiku Hippodrome, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Grist, Laurels (WVa), and the Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas anthologies.

www.pittypatter.blogspot.com

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Also Featuring……

JOY PENNINGTON

Executive Director Arkansas Arts Council

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ANN NIETO
Arkansas Literacy Council Coordinator, White County AR
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2010 Contest Winners

White County Creative Writers offered sixteen contests in conjunction with our 15th Annual Writers’ Conference. We extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all the sponsors that made these contests possible. Please give them your support.

2010 CONTESTS –

1. WCCW Award – Children’s Story Sponsored by White County Creative Writers
1st Place – “AnnaLucinda’s Big Word” by Rhonda Roberts, Searcy, AR
2nd Place – ” The Basket Weaver” by Mary Chandler, Reno, NV
3rd Place – ” Flowers for Grandpa” by Arline Chandler, Heber Springs, AR
1st HM – “Leapin’ Lena” by Ellraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, CA
2nd HM – ” Tickle the Clouds” by Cindy Meyer, Conway, AR
3rd HM – “The Rockpoint Gang” by Earl Belcher, Cave City, AR

2. FWCA Award – Short Story, fiction Sponsored by Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas
1st Place – ” A Place for Jenny” by Mary Chandler, Reno, NV
2nd Place – ” Katya’s Thief” by Neal Huffaker, Norman, OK
3rd Place – “Imagine That” by Mary Lou Moran, Hot Springs Village, AR
1stHM – “Another Day at Work” by Jerry Davis, Hot Springs Village, AR
2ndHM – “Bragging Rite” by Rhonda Roberts, Searcy, AR
3rd HM – “Visitor Times Two” by Fay Risner, Keystone, IA

3. A Little Romance – Short Story, Fiction Sponsored by The PenPoint Group 1st Place – “Carousel Romance” by Mary Chandler, Reno, NV
2nd Place – “Toad in the Tub” by Jeannene Walker, Vilonia, AR
3rd Place – “Soldier Boy” by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
1stHM – “The Gamble” by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
2nd HM – “Two for the Money” by Gary Hoffman, Okeechobee, FL
3rdHM – “The Awakening” by Jerry Davis, Hot Springs Village, AR

4. Central Arkansas Writers Award – Essay on “The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” – Sponsored by Central Arkansas Writers
1st Place – “A Wonderful Moment of Weakness” by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2nd Place – “Look at That!” by Nancy Peacock, Fort Smith, AR
3rd Place – “The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” by Earl Belcher, Cave City, AR
1stHM – “”The Student-Teaching Gods” by Gary R. Hoffman, Okeechobee, FL
2nd HM – “The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
3rdHM – “Cure for Hoof-in-Mouth: Lesson Learned the Hard Way” by Nancy K. Foris, Hot Springs Village, AR

5. Bob and Fay Williams Jones Award – Poetry, Free verse Sponsored by Bob and Fay Williams Jones
1st Place – “Absurd Denial” by Nancy K. Foris, Hot Springs Village, AR
2nd Place – “Ruby May” by Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR
3rd Place – “The Tarantella” by Mary Sangster, Ft. Smith, AR
1stHM – “My Crazy Sister” by Sally Clark, Fredricksburg, TX
2ndHM – “The Last Punctuation Mark” by Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR
3rdHM – “Wide Load” by Christine Henderson, Searcy, AR

6. Westward Ho! Award – Three Chapters of a Western Novel Sponsored by Dusty Richards
1st Place – “Meandering” by Steve Whisnant, Little Rock, AR
2nd Place – “Valley of Shadows” by Larry Elliott, Mayflower, AR
3rd Place – “Death Comes Quickly” by Del Garrett, Jacksonville, AR
NO HM’s Awarded

7. LovePat Award – Poetry, a Cinquain Sequence Sponsored by Pat Laster
1st Place – “Ouachita Nights: Frogging” by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2nd Place – “Good Riddance” by Neal Huffaker, Norman, OK
3rd Place – “Grief” by Nathan Roberts, Harding University, Searcy, AR
1stHM – “Childhood Magic” by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
2nd HM – “Rocking” by Sara Gipson, Scott, AR
No 3rdHM

8. Baker-Nichols Award – Short Story, Fiction Sponsored by Freeda Baker Nichols
1st Place – “Toward the End of the Day” by Rhonda Roberts, Searcy, AR
2nd Place – “Remembering Amos” by Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR
3rd Place – “First Step” by Mary Lou Moran, Hot Springs Village, AR
1stHM – “Crime Spree” by Christine Henderson, Searcy, AR
2ndHM – “Branches in Time” by Steve Whisnant, Little Rock, AR
3rdHM – “Please” by Laura Loomis, Pittsburg, CA

9. Four Leaf Clover Award – Romance involving a boy and girl leprechaun Sponsored by Del Garrett.
1st Place – “Treasure of the Heart” by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
2nd Place – “Beag Love” by Patricia Figliolo, Jacksonville, AR
3rd Place – “To Woo a Leprechaun” by Nancy Peacock, Ft. Smith, AR
1stHM – “Leprechaun Luck” by Marcia Greathouse, Hot Springs Village, AR
2ndHM – “Naught but Wee Troubles” by Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR
3rdHM – “Toward Tomorrow” byRhonda Roberts, Searcy, AR

10. First Chapter – First Chapter of a romance Sponsored by Shannon Vannatter
1st Place – “In His Heart, A Meloday” by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
2nd Place – “The Las Vegas Gamble” by Sarah Gipson, Scott, AR
3rd Place – “Sterling” by Lisa Collins, RoseBud, AR
1stHM – “Getting to Know You” by Michael Livingston, Horseshoe Bend, AR
2nd HM – “Sunflowers and Soul Mates” by Patsy Pipkin, Searcy, AR
3rdHM – “To Win a Texan’s Heart” by Jeannene Walker, Vilonia, AR

11. RobertsFamilyArk Award – (non-fiction) Science or Math Article for Young Readers Sponsored by Rhonda Roberts
1st Place – “So Where Did Pluto Go” by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2nd Place – “Water Music” by Madelyn F. Young, Hot springs Village, AR
3rd Place – “The Life Saver” by Amanda Wright, Little Rock, AR
1stHM – “The Garbage Shrinkers” by Jan Sherbin, Cincinnati, OH
2ndHM – “The Geologic Time Factor” by Earl Belcher, Cave City, AR
No 3rdHM Awarded

12. Arkansas Seasons Award – Essay on a season of the year or a season in your life. Sponsored by Peggy Sanders
1st Place – “Almost Paradise” by Christine Henderson, Searcy, AR
2nd Place – “Springtime and Keith” by Mary Chandler, Reno, NV
3rd Place – “Just (almost) Like the Ones I Used to Know” by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
1stHM – “Highland Street Summer” by Linda Hamon, Hot Springs village, AR
2ndHm – “An Angel Called” by Earl Belcher, Cave City, AR
3rdHM – “Winter Love” by Cindy Meyer, Conway, AR

13. Family Matters – Essay about someone in your family Sponsored by Debra Middleton
1st Place – “The Teacher Learns Lessons” – by Catherin Moran, Little Rock, AR
2nd Place – “Grandma” by Marcia Greathouse, Hot Springs Village, AR
3rd Place – “Glimpses of Eternity” by Mary Chandler, Reno, NV
1stHM – “The Rocking Chair Incident” by Helen Dacus, Searcy, AR
2ndHM – “My Swinging Grannie” by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
3rdHM – “The Chef” by Mary Lou Moran, Hot Springs Village, AR

14. CMH Award – Inspirational Essay Sponsored by CLAYTON MOBILE HOMES
1st Place – “The Color of Courage” by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
2nd Place – “A Few Simple Words” by Cindy Meyer, Conway, AR
3rd Place – “My Life With a Loving Atheist” by Madelyn F. Young
1stHM – “Hidden Value” by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2ndHM – “Unbroken Promises” by Misty Holland, Heber Springs, AR
3rdHM – “Spoiled Grumpy People” by Steve Whisnant, Little Rock, AR

15. From Another Realm Award – First 12 pages of Fantasy Novel Sponsored by Carol Hodges
1st Place – “Remember the Little Ones” by Rob Thornton, Hermitage, AR
2nd Place – “Badningo – A World Away” by James Eades, North Little Rock, AR
3rd Place – “Troubles with Teleports” by Jerry Davis, Hot Springs Village, AR
1stHM – “By Book and Blade” by Ryan Hoyle, Searcy, AR
2nd HM – “The Kurlian War” by Del Garrett, Jacksonville, AR
No 3rdHM Awarded

16. Glassworks Award – Narrative poem, rhymed Sponsored by Glassworks Ink.
1st Place – “The Eyes of Anastasia” by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2nd Place -“Mending Fence in Arizona” by Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR
3rd Place – “Katoonyan Reunion” by Pat Laster, Benton
1stHM – “Rosalees Engagement” by Sara Gipson, Scott, AR
2ndHM – “A Railroad Tale” by Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR
3rdHM – “Pea Ridge – Arkansas Civil War Battle” by John Achor, Hot Springs Village, AR