TMC Students Shine in 2014 Words Competition

Words 2012, 2013, and 2014 issues on display at the Words Celebration.

Words 2012, 2013, and 2014 issues on display at the Words Celebration.

The 2014 edition of the student-managed Words publication featuring the written and artistic work of TMC students was published in March and once again showcased outstanding talent. This year’s editor was Courtney Smalley. The Words Celebration was held April 7 as writers and artists gathered for readings, music and refreshments. Jim Minick, regional poet and author, was in attendance as a special guest. Listed below are the special award winners. For a copy of this year’s edition please email alumni@thomasmore.edu

 

WORDS WRITING AWARDS

Sandra L. Cuni Award

“Heaven in Paris” memoir

Laura Barfield

 

Appalachia Award in Fiction

“Creek Eternal”

Tony Otten

A well attended evening of readings, art, entertainment and refreshments.

A well attended evening of readings, art, entertainment and refreshments.

Appalachia Award in Poetry

“Big City Dreams, 1924”

Courtney Neltner

 

RUCA Award (2 winners)

“MacLean” poetry

Courtney Smalley

 

RUCA Award (2 winners)

“Wheelchair” fiction

Tony Otten

Courtney Neltner, Tony Otten, Courtney Smalley and Laura Barfield take a moment to pose in front of the art display at the Words Celebration.

Courtney Neltner, Tony Otten, Courtney Smalley and Laura Barfield take a moment to pose in front of the art display at the Words Celebration.

Kate Bilbo Aspiring Writer Award

“Heaven in Paris” memoir

Laura Barfield

 

WORDS ART AWARDS

 

Karen Cress

“Life of the Mind”

The Art Department Choice Award

 

"Little Baby Peanut” by Jacob Condon was chosen as the cover image for the Words publication. Sarah Brandt completed the final design.

“Little Baby Peanut” by Jacob Condon was chosen as the cover image for the Words publication. Sarah Brandt completed the final design.

Ben Kleier”Interpretation of Mario Donaldson’s Shark Tooth”

Kate Bilbo Aspiring Artist Award

 

Cover Art Selection

“Little Baby Peanut”

Jacob Condon

 

Tony Otten, Laura Barfield and Courtney Smalley present an original signed copy of Words to President Dave Armstrong.

Tony Otten, Laura Barfield and Courtney Smalley present an original signed copy of Words to President Dave Armstrong.

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