Come to the Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 and join The Nature of Words in recognizing the winners of this year’s competition for high school- and college-age writers. The event will take place in the Central Oregon Community College Library, West Reading Room, starting at 7:00 p.m. and is free to the public. Enjoy readings by the 2008 winners and award presentations by the judge in each category. A reception will follow the awards presentation. A chapbook (anthology) of the winning entries will be available for purchase to commemorate the occasion. Winning entries were selected from 100 submissions received from throughout Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
You will also have an opportunity to meet this year’s judges – all accomplished writers in their own right. They are Neil Browne, Associate Professor of English at Oregon State University-Cascades (literary non-fiction); Tracy Daugherty, Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at Oregon State University (fiction); and George Venn, Poet, writer, literary historian, editor, linguist, and educator (poetry).