Wyoming Arts Council

Blanchan/Doubleday winners announced

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 Blanchan/Doubleday writing awards.

Recipient of the Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award for nature writing is poet Barbara Smith of Rock Springs. She will receive a $1,000 prize for a group of eight poems, including “Peonies” and “Snakes.” The honorable mention in this category goes to creative nonfiction writer David Schreiber of Banner. His entry was entitled “Divinity.”

Recipient of the Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award for women writers is Alisan Peters of Jackson. She will receive a $1,000 prize for her creative nonfiction manuscript, “Convergence.” Honorable mention goes to fiction writer Jane Dominick of Laramie for “Resolve.”

Judge for this year’s competition was Shaun Griffin, a poet, poetry translator and essayist from Virginia City, Nevada.

The competition is sponsored by the Wyoming Arts Council and funded by artist and arts patron Neltje.

We’ll post samples of their work on this blog during January.

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