Denton Writes 2009 Winners!

The Denton Public Library would like to thank all who participated in and those who encouraged others to participate in Denton Writes 2009. This year’s writing contest which was open to children, teens and adults, received more than 250 entries.  The winners and honorable mentions for each category are as follows:

Children’s Poetry:

Winner: Lucas Stephen Hill, Watchman of the Night

Honorable Mention: Emily Madeleine Jones, Magazine

Children’s Fiction:

Winner: Shaina Alexis Owens, Dream Catcher

Honorable Mention: Carol Scott, People for Justice

Children’s Nonfiction:

Winner: Katherine Dickens, My Little Brother

Honorable Mention: Rachel Suzanne Valentine, Clear Creek

Teen Poetry:

Winner: Ana Coronado, Efrain Jr.

Honorable Mention: Rosalee Bayer, Swinging

Teen Fiction:

Winner: Nicolas Joseph Valenti, Elysium

Honorable Mention: Jessica Collins, Life and Death

Teen Flash Fiction:

Winner: Mike Welyczko, Everything Dies Before It Lives

Honorable Mention: Caitlyn Vann, Sunrise

Teen Nonfiction:

Winner: Sierra Thomas, Everlasting Love

Honorable Mention: Krista Sitton, beautiful

Teen Personal Essay:

Winner: Sylvia Li, Home

Honorable Mention: James Ryan, Everyday Overlooked

Adult Poetry:

Winner: Leslie Pumphrey, Career Options

Honorable Mention: Erin Rachel Briley, Gate

Adult Fiction:

Winner: Rob Robison, The Makings of a Champion

Honorable Mention: Gabe Guerrero, Incident at Riverbend Pass

Adult Flash Fiction:

Winner: Martha J. Garza, The Finishing

Honorable Mention: Erin Rachel Briley, Rain

Adult Nonfiction:

Winner: Valerie Gordon, Harry Potter

Honorable Mention: Art Curnutt, The Wound Beneath My Wing

Adult Personal Essay:

Winner: Helen Hanson, Medical No How

Honorable Mention: Valerie Gordon, Museum Piece

Children’s Literature:

Winner: Levi Acord, Jackie and Fred Adventures

Honorable Mention: Annahish Rhein, The Story of Prince Little Foot

Winners will once again be featured in American Library Association READ posters and displayed at all three library branches. In addition, winning entries will be published on the Denton Public Library’s blog and the MySpace page along with a copy of their READ poster.  Later, winning works will be compiled into a book entitled, Versifico.  Last year’s winners are featured in the first volume of Vesifico, which is available for checkout at all three branches.

To thank all who entered and to celebrate the winners, a congratulatory reception will take place May 27, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the North Branch Library. Please join us in this celebration.


3 thoughts on “Denton Writes 2009 Winners!

  1. My daughter, Lydia, submitted a Teen Fiction piece. Is it possible to have her receive a copy of comments by the judges to help her improve her writing?

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