GCWA Writing Contest Winners
April 23, 2022, 10 a.m. to Noon
Winners of the 2022 GCWA Writers Contest will be announced and will read their winning entries.
Word of Life Church
6111 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Dr. Joel Ying
A STORYTELLING VALENTINE:
STORYTELLERS BRING STORIES OF LOVE TO THE ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS
Live storytelling is back at the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, February 4th from 7pm to 9pm. Storytellers of the Round Table and The Elephant Showcase Storytellers will take the stage to tell their tales of love lost and love gained.
The tellers, in order of appearance, will be Dr. Joel Ying, Mary Lou Williams, Rhonda Brazina and Marilyn Graham.
Mary Lou Williams
Dr. Joel will tell two folk tales, “Three Sacks of Truth” and “The Spring of Youth” that originate from Asian folklore; Mary Lou will tell two fractured fairy tales, humorous retellings of “Kermit, the Frog Prince” and “The Porcelain Man,” one based on a Grimm’s Brothers tale, the other on a modern day fairy tale; Rhonda will tell two personal stories, “Left Behind” and “Circle of Love” that link her life as an infant to her life as a mother; Marilyn will also tell two
personal stories, “Trombone Tale” and “Requited Love,” the first about unrequited love and the second about requited, as the title declares.
Experience the power of the spoken word. Captivating, spellbinding, and entertaining. The stories will be followed by a Talk Back, which is a Q&A session with the audience.
Meet the storytellers. Discover the stories behind the stories.
The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The ticket price is $18 for members and $20 for non-members. To purchase tickets visit www.artinlee.org or call 239-939-2787.
WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! The mission of this contest is to inspire creative nonfiction and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid essay, and beyond! Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative and let’s have some fun! We look forward to reading your work!
Deadline January 31, 2022
$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: January 31, 2020
You can write about any subject you want to explore, as long as it’s within the word count and nonfiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those essays you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.
Click to Download the CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAY CONTEST Terms & Conditions PDF
My name is Brian Sluga. I am a change management consultant, author, avid bicyclist, and loving husband. I have a bachelor’s degree in communications from Bradley University. I am in my last semester getting my MFA in creative writing program at Lindenwood University. I have a home in Pelican Bay Naples that I have been spending a few months a year at. I have self-published two Amazon books. My first book Not Just My Poetry It’s Your Life, Too was published in 2019. Other publications include the 2018 & 2019 Waco Word Fest Anthology, the Poetry Marathon and Texas’ Best Emerging Poets 2019. My new Amazon published book, From Now to The End of Time is my 2nd book.
Brian’s website: https://allpoetry.com/Gorun1
Sarah has been writing short stories and picture books since 2019. She has a BS in Property Management and MS in Construction Management. She moved to SW Florida from Chicago in 2021 and is a hard working stay at home mom.
Dear Fellow Poets and Friends:
Santa was especially kind to me this Christmas. He brought me an entire hour of NPR Radio time so that I could recite and share my poetry with you and the wonderful WGCU listening audience.
Click the link below to see and listen to the broadcast page and audience.