Monday, May 11, 2015

Second Annual All-High School Fiction and Poetry Contest

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ high school creative writing students recently took part in the district’s second annual All-High School Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading and Award Ceremony.

Fiction Finalists were judged by local fiction writer, and Director of the Creative Writing Program at UNC, Daniel Wallace. Poetry Finalists were judged by local poet, and UNC creative writing professor, Jeffrey Beam.

Local resident Chris Kubica is passionate about supporting the art of creative writing in our schools. As President of Application Architects, LLC, Kubica has created an opportunity for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ creative writing students to showcase their talents. This is the second year of the contest. Students at our local high schools have worked on submissions throughout the school year.

This year's prize winners include the following:

3rd place poetry: Katherine (Katie) Heuser, CHS, Why I Don’t Write Today - $100

3rd place fiction: Sabrina Sholomon, CHS, Uncomfortable Living - $100

2nd place poetry: Aatia Jaine Davison, ECHHS, yourorifices - $250

2nd place fiction: Liana Zalutsky, ECHHS, King of Fruits, - $250

1st place poetry: Samatha Flaugher, CHS, Icarus Takes a Bath - $500

1st place fiction: Linnea Van Manen, ECHHS, Milk- $500

We would like to offer a big thank you to Chris Kubica, Daniel Wallace, Jeffrey Beam and everyone involved.

Top contest winners in Fiction and Poetry received monetary prizes plus the opportunity to read their work to the community.

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