The Council for Wisconsin Writers honored it 2016 contests first-place and and honorable winners at its annual awards banquet at the Wisconsin Club on May 13. In addition to hearing winners read excerpts of their work, presentations included comments of out-of-state judges.
The 2017 contests will open for submissions on November 1.
Council for Wisconsin Writers 2016 contest 1st place and honorable mention recipients
Back row from left: John Gurda, Major Achievement Award; Katherine Jagoe, Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award; Betsy Draine, Edna Ferber Fiction Book Honorable Mention; Paula Dail, Norbert Blei/August Derleth Nonfictin Book Award; Georgia Ressmeyer, Lorine Niedecker Poetry Honorable Mention; David Southward, Lorine Niedecker Poetry Award; Patricia Skalka, Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award; Rachel Davidson Leigh, Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award.
Front row: Michael Hinden, Edna Ferber Fiction Book Honorable Mention; Carolyn Kott Washburne, Kay W. Levin Award for Short Nonfiction; Dean Robbins, Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Honorable Mention; Liz Wyckoff, Zona Gale Short Fiction Award.