Wyoming Arts Council

Blanchan/Doubleday winners announced

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Blanchan/Doubleday writing awards.

Recipient of the Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award for nature writing is Lou O. Madison of Cheyenne. He will receive a $1,000 prize for his fiction entry, “Winter Sun.” Honorable mentions in this category go to Mary Budd Flitner of Greybull for “A Detailed Map of the Trail” and Kelly Blikre of Gillette for “Running Naked.”

Recipient of the Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award for women writers is Christine B. Nelson of Story. She will receive a $1,000 prize for an excerpt from her novel, “The Church of Last Resort.” Honorable mentions go to Jane Dominick of Laramie for “A Stone’s Throw” and Beverly Leys of Moran for “The Changers.”

Judge for this year’s competition was Laurel Blossom, a prize-winning poet and essayist from South Carolina.

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

For more information about the Wyoming Arts Council’s programs for individual artists, contact Michael Shay at 307-777-5234 or mshay@state.wy.us.

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