Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced

DAYTON, Ohio (05/19/10) – Sinclair Community College has announced the winners of the 2010 Creative Writing Contest. Winners will be recognized at a banquet held at Sinclair next Tuesday.

Sponsored by Sinclair's English department, the Creative Writing Contest is open to writers who have received no payment for published manuscripts.&nbs p;There are four categories including adult fiction, adult non-fiction, adult poetry, and high school.

Each prize winner will receive a certificate as well as a cash prize. In addition, the Antioch Writers’ Workshop is contributing substantially providing each of the 13 winners admittance to Antioch’s Saturday Seminar on July 10 (a $125 value.) Finally, Jessica Kubusch, the best-in-show winner, will receive a scholarship to the full Antioch Writers’ Workshop covering registration and tuition for the full week seminar (a $610 value).

The banquet honoring all winners will be held at Sinclair Community College on Tuesday, May 25, from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Charity B. Earley Auditorium on the first floor of Building 12, Room 172. Spectrum Award winners and Paul Laurence Dunbar winners will be honored then as well.

Below is a list of the winners, addresses, and titles of their pieces.

Adult Fiction
Greg Bell (45342) "Duplicity" 1st place
Stephanie Pierson (45331) "Samsaric" 2nd place
Katherine L. Isaacs (45424) "Stairway" 3rd place
Michelle Zelasco (45431) "Silver Thread" Honorable mention

Adult Poetry Jessica Kubusch (45459) "Great Philosophers" 1st place
Dan Robertson (45320) "On Monday" 2nd place
Mary Browning Johnson (45418) "Mushrooms" 3rd place
Patricia Drischel (47346) "The Old Man and the Piano" Honorable mention

Adult Creative Nonfiction
Karen DePinto (45429) "Cocoa the Wonder Horse" 1st place
Larry Kelly (45322) "Heroic Post Office" 2nd place

High School
Alexis Margaret Breese (45429) "Keeping the Candle Lit" 1st place
Diana He (45040) "Toget her We’re Strong" 2nd place
Lauren Porter (45309) "Ballet Slippers" 3rd place

For more information visit or call Rebecca Morean at (937) 512-3187.

Contact: Natasha Baker
Director of College Relations
P 937/512-2221
M 937/231-4957