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Flash Fiction 2017



HERE IT IS!
THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE WORLD HAS BEEN EAGERLY AWAITING!
THE RESULTS OF THE 2017 LIGONIER VALLEY WRITERS FLASH FICTION CONTEST!
The judges have diligently pored over the entries, wracking their brains to find those stories that stand out above the others.  Entrants have submitted from here and there, near and far.  Every year the judging gets more and more difficult as the quality of the entries gets better and better.
For the second year in a row, the winner is a first-time entrant into the contest, as is one of the entries winning an honorable mention.  The rest of the winning entries come from authors who have entered the contest in the past, again showing that practice makes perfect.
As the original announcement said, every winning entry will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the Ligonier Valley Writers as well as being published on the website at www.lvwonline.org.  The first, second and third place winners will also receive cash prizes.
And here they are ---
FIRST PLACE-----Pareidolia, by Ryan McBriar of Warren, Pennsylvania
SECOND PLACE-----The Cup Isn’t Haunted, by Greg Beatty of Bellingham, Washington
THIRD PLACE-----Pink Flamingoes, by John Frochio of New Brighton, Pennsylvania
HONORABLE MENTION -----Creeping Vines, by Alicia Stankay of Ambridge, Pennsylvania
HONORABLE MENTION -----The Ka of Imen-Potek, by Cindy Bartolotta of Monongahela, Pennsylvania
HONORABLE MENTION -----Last Dance, by Jamie Brian, of Jeanette, Pennsylvania
The readings of the Flash Fiction contest winners will take place on October 26, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM at Dv8, 208 South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, PA, and again on October 28 from 1PM to 3PM at Craftique Collections, located at 770 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA.  Some of the winning authors will be present to read their winning entries.
Afterwards, local writers will chat about what it's like to write, publish, and market books.  Come visit with these writers to discuss your favorite books and authors and your ideas for plots and characters.  They will also autograph their books if you ask.  Their books and books by other local authors are available at the Book Nook at Craftique.


Registration must be in by the 27th of October 2017.

Step Into the Art Saturday November 4, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT, The Westmoreland partners with Ligonier Valley Writers to explore selected pieces of art through writing.  Educational staff at the museum and writing coaches will combine to work with writers to create a story, an essay, or poem.  Registration is $20 for Ligonier Valley Writers members, $25 for non-members.  Refreshments will be served.

Tickets for Step Into the Art in Greensburg from Showclix


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The winning students performed their poems aloud to an audience of proud family members, teachers and others.  These talented young writers received ribbons, booklets containing all the winning poems, and cash prizes (which most of them promptly spent on books).  Special congratulations to Faith McDowell and Nicole Fratrich, who won three awards each this year.  Faith has won every year since 2013, including the McGough in 2013.  Congratulations also to Mara Myers, who won two awards.  Several other students are repeat winners.  For the full list, please click on the button on the left.

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