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2012 Writer’s Competition Judges

Write On The River sincerely thanks the following judges for their devoted, tireless work in carefully reading and considering dozens of entries to select and recognize our winners.  We would especially like to thank them for taking the time to offer thoughtful, constructive critiques to entrants that had requested them.  Thank you so much!  Click Here to view our Writer’s Competition homepage.

Karen Bonaudi, poet and freelance writer, works as a consultant and marketing contractor. . . Patricia Nikolina Clark is the author of two mid-grade novels and is often published in national children’s magazines. . . Luke Ellington supports teen writers as an NCRL librarian and is a lifelong student of the writing craft. . . Lisa Leitz is a former newspaper editor and publisher and teaches communications at Big Bend Community College. . . Fred Melton is an eight-time Pushcart Prize nominee for short fiction whose work has appeared in several well-regarded literary journals. . .Mark Neher, an avid free writer, has published two humorous memoirs and is working on his second novel. . . Brian Ohme is a singer/songwriter and eight time winner of the WVC poetry slam. . . Mary Resk is a freelance writer, performer, and teacher who has taught every grade from pre-school to college. . .Kathi Rivers Shannon, a previous competition winner, writes fiction and nonfiction and teaches English at WVC . . . Carolyn A. Wilson is a writer of short stories, also a previous competition winner, a former high school teacher and a city councilperson.