COMMUNITY WRITES: WINTER EDITION
Best submissions selected for posting on the Academy Website
Once again, writers from the Academy’s creative community have provided an amazing assortment of stories and memoirs as entries to our third Community Writes project. Six readers anonymously judged all 37 entries in the first round to create a short list, and three judges selected the eight final works to be shown on our website.
We cannot express enough gratitude to all the authors of all the works submitted, and all the judges who participated in this third round of our Community Writes project. Our esteemed judges were: Lynda Hacker Araoz, Jamie Cat Callan, David Cudaback, Vivian Drohan, Carol Essert, Elaine Khosrova, and Kathy Zdeb.
Many, many thanks. And please, keep on writing!
Bob Heller, Hanging Upside Down
Carolyn Kirsch, So There You Are
Theodore K Phelps, Cannolis
Stella Elliston, Dueling With Mara
Barbara Iuviene, Midnight Mass
Robert Lonergan, Tilting At Windmills
S. Salit, Keep Playing Basketball
Gerald Seligman, Faking British Accents In Czestochowa, Poland 1982
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