Words Contest winners announced

WORDS is the literary arts magazine of Thomas More College. This publication features original drawings, photographs, poetry and prose submitted by the Thomas More College students.

There will be a Words Celebration on Monday, April 7th at 7 p.m. This is a gathering of TMC winning writers and artists, along with food and music. Regional author Jim Minick will help us launch the event.  He writes poetry, fiction and memoir and can name every tree in the forest!

Thomas More College would like to congratulate the following TMC students on their excellence in writing and art.


Sandra L. Cuni Award
“Heaven in Paris”  memoir
Laura Barfield

Appalachia Award in Fiction
“Creek Eternal”
Tony Otten

Appalachia Award in Poetry
“Big City Dreams, 1924”
Courtney Neltner

UCA Award (2 winners)
“MacLean” poetry
Courtney Smalley

RUCA Award (2 winners)
“Wheelchari” fiction
Tony Otten

Kate Bilbo Aspiring Writer Award
“Heaven in Paris” memoir
Laura Barfield


Karen Cress
“Life of the Mind”
The Art Department Choice Award

Ben Kleier
“Interpretation of Mario Donaldson¹s Shark Tooth”
Kate Bilbo Aspiring Artist Award

Cover Art Selection
“Little Baby Peanut”
Jacob Condon