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Submissions Now Welcome for Writer’s Festival

by Stephanie Hutchinson

Writing majors and minors can now submit pieces to the Creative and Professional Writing Prizes.

Students are encouraged to submit two writing pieces from the list of genres provided in the guidelines; however, students are only permitted to submit pieces for one genre. Guidelines can be found on the writing program bulletin board in the Faculty Office Building.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 4, at 5 p.m. and winners will be announced in early April. Prizes include the Gerald Stern Poetry Prize, Scott Turow Fiction Prize, and Ida B. Wells Nonfiction Prize. Winners will receive public recognition at Pitt-Greensburg’s 2016 Honors Convocation on Friday, April 15 and $100.

Most notably, winners will earn a full scholarship to the 2016 Chautauqua Writers Festival where they will partake in workshops run by writers from all over the world.

Lori Jakiela, director of NonFiction at the Chautauqua Writers Festival and professor at Pitt-Greensburg said, “It is an incredible opportunity for students to work with writers who bring so much experience. This festival allows students to be involved with a community of writers that goes beyond Greensburg and Pittsburgh.”

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