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2015 IWL Contest Winners from the Twin Falls Chapter:

 ASSIGNED CONTEST

Personal Essay
2nd — Janice Urie, Twin Falls, “Princess and Bud” (Longing)
3rd HM — Vaughn Phelps, Twin Falls, “Longing”

Article
1st (tie) — Ginny Greene, Twin Falls, “I Need to Change My Shoes”
1st (tie) — Loy Ann Bell, Twin Falls, “Justified” (Desperation)
3rd — Vaughn Phelps, Twin Falls, “Desperation”

Creative Non-Fiction
1st — Loraine Fischer, Twin Falls, “I Need to Change My Shoes”
2nd — Mike Cothern, Twin Falls, “High Spirits” (Longing)
3rd — Vaughn Phelps, Twin Falls, “Desperation”

Short Humor 
3rd — Janice Urie, Twin Falls, “I Had Only Known”
2nd HM — Jean Cowden, Twin Falls, “Desperate Daddy” (Desperation)

Flash Fiction
1st HM — Vaughn Phelps, Twin Falls, “If Only I Had Known”

Children’s Fiction
1st — Evonne Biggins, Twin Falls, “Words” (Desperation)
2nd (tie) — Bernice Conder, Twin Falls, “Midnight” (Longing)
1st HM — Vaughn Phelps, Twin Falls, “Longing”
2nd HM — Loy Ann Bell, Twin Falls, “I Want to Play a Violin” (Longing)
  
Adult Fiction 
2nd — Evonne Biggins, Twin Falls, “If We’d Envisioned the Consequences” (Desperation)
3rd HM — Jean Cowden, Twin Falls, “Pixie” (Desperation)

Serious Verse
1st — Ginny Greene, Twin Falls, “Stolen Notes” (Longing)

OPEN CONTEST

Personal Essay
1st (tie) — Sharon Strickland, Twin Falls, “The ‘R’ Word”
1st (tie) — Marge Holley, Twin Falls, “Mama’s Scapegoat”
1st HM (tie) — Ginny Greene, Twin Falls, “Analyzing Memory: Three Piano Lessons, or Seven?”
1st HM (tie) — Janice Urie, Twin Falls, “Dad’s Glads”

Article
1st — Loyd T. Bakewell, Twin Falls, “Solving the Bullying Problem”
2nd (tie) — Loy Ann Bell, Twin Falls, “Beaver Dick”
1st HM (tie)— Janice Urie, Twin Falls, “Where Have All the Snowmen Gone?”
1st HM (tie) — Cathy Wilson, Twin Falls, “Geocaching Fun”
1st HM (tie) — Evonne Biggins, Twin Falls, “Rendezvous”


Creative Non-fiction
1st (tie) — Janice Urie, Twin Falls, “Our Darling at Rest”
1st HM — Ginny Greene, Twin Falls, “Yesterday’s Territories”

Short Humor
3rd — Janice Urie, Twin Falls, “Up in Flames”

Flash Fiction
1st (tie) — Evonne Biggins, Twin Falls, “Food”
3rd — Vaughn Phelps, Twin Falls, “The Hidden Room”
1st HM — Jean Cowden, Twin Falls, “Run for Your Life”
2nd HM — Cathy Wilson, Twin Falls, “The Owner”

Children’s Fiction
1st — Evonne Biggins, Twin Falls, “The Grouchy Old Lady, the Bent Basketball Hoop, and Me, No-Legal-Name Kid”

Teen Fiction
2nd — Linda Helms, Twin Falls, “Sally’s Awakening”
3rd — Evonne Biggins, Twin Falls, “Blank”
1st HM — Loy Ann Bell, Twin Falls, “Bambi with an Attitude”

Adult Fiction 
3rd HM — Evonne Biggins, Twin Falls, “The Heaviest Box”

Light Verse
2nd — Evonne Biggins, Twin Falls, “Idaho Spring”
1st HM — Ginny Greene, Twin Falls, “Chocolate Words”

Serious Verse 
1st HM — Ginny Greene, Twin Falls, “Snapshots at River’s Edge”


Novel Contest

First Chapter
1st — Pat Walch, Twin Falls, “Sonoran Shadows”

Novel Excerpt
3rd — Sharon Strickland, Twin Falls, “Pieces of the Whole”

Other Awards
Writer of the Year — Vaughn Phelps, Twin Falls


Poet of the Year — Ginny Greene, Twin Falls

►Read the Current Writing Pursuits for more Conference News.

The Twin Falls Chapter has an online critique group using Google Groups.  This is still in the experimental stage.  Let us know if you would like to participate.  Email Charlie Correll or Kory Lloyd if you are interested (or contact us using the email form in the left column).

Critique groups:

 1.  Meets the 1st Saturdays at Valley Vista Village community room, located on Rose Street just off Caswell - 10:00 am to noon.

2.  Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in Jerome at the Links Apts, 1285 S. Lincoln, Jerome.

Every member of the Twin Falls chapter is welcome. 

Bring copies of your work for group review in a supportive environment for writers. 

Contact Bill Strange at 420-1491 or egnarts30@gmail.com for more information.