Literary Showcase Winners 2014
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The ArtsAlive! Literary Showcase offered two exciting competitions for writers, a free presentation on writing and a special Writers’ Market!
The Aspiring Writers Contest offered prizes for students from local schools, with finalists from three age categories reading from their work. Over $500 in cash prizes were be awarded from 1:30pm – 2pm!
An “On The Spot” Flash Fiction Contest offers cash prizes for the best work of flash fiction created in Bay St. Louis DURING ArtsAlive! The topic will be revealed to entrants at 11am and they have until 2pm to turn in their 400 word (or less) pieces. Writers will read their own entries aloud to an audience (PA system provided) and be judged between 3pm – 5pm, when $400 in cash prizes were be awarded! Judge for the 2014 competition was New Orleans author/journalist Dawn Ruth Wilson. 2015 Judge will be announced prior to the event.
In the Writers’ Market, readers have the chance to discover new authors and talk with some of their local favorites! Throughout the day, there will be featured writer book signings and drawings for free books.
Local author Phil Levin also gave a free presentation: "Writing, Editing, Publishing, Marketing." Levin is the author of several books, writes for several regional publications and is president of the Gulf Coast Writers Association.
"On the Spot" Flash Fiction Contest
Students Aspiring Writers Contest