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WWA: Winners of Jade Ring & an Open Mic


The Wisconsin Writers Association has announced the winners of its 2020 Jade Ring Prizes. First place finishers each receive a jade ring and $100. A list of first through third place participants and honorable mentions follows:


Fiction


First Place: Puppy Dayby J. Mackenzie

Second Place: Goat Milkby Steve Fox

Third Place: Cold Comfortby Doug Lewandowski

Honorable Mention: The Bee Servantby Joy Ribar

Honorable Mention: Going for a Rideby Jo DeMars

Honorable Mention: Letters to Loveby Brea Behn


Nonfiction


First Place: After Midnightby Camilia Cenek

Second Place: Draft Day Prizeby Ed Sarna

Third Place: Cornfields Everywhereby Nan Bogue

Honorable Mention: Once Haunted, Now Resolvedby Julia Gimbel

Honorable Mention: Fightingby Cliffe Connor

Honorable Mention: Girl Walked Into a Bar by Mel Miskimen


Poetry


First Place: He Runs His Fingersby Yvette Viets Flaten

Second Place: WordNappedby Jim Landewehr

Third Place: But I Tryby Jackie Langetieg

Honorable Mention: A Place Past Coldby Sara Sarna

Honorable Mention: The Box/Treasure Boxby Debra McKenny

Honorable Mention: Uncertain Springby Mike Orlock


The WWA will honor all finalists at a virtual event in the autumn. The Jade Ring Contest will commence again in the spring of 2021.


In other WWA news, the organization is hosting an Open Mic and Craft Talk on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. This event includes a twenty-minute craft talk by Sue Roupp, author of Writing a Memoir in 6 Easy Steps. Her topic for her talk is "Writing About Difficult Topics from Your POV."

To register, click here. After, you'll receive email confirmation and instructions on how to join the meeting.

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