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2016 Short on Words Awards

08-15-2016

 

NEWS!

 

NORTHVILLE 8TH GRADER TAKES 1ST PLACE IN THE

5TH EDITION OF SHORT ON WORDS

 

Northville, MI – The story by Meads Mill 8th grader, Maggie Kuban about a row of hats in Alberta,

Canada touched the hearts of the judges, and she followed the rules to get an almost perfect score in

the 5th Edition Short on Words competition – the literature arm to Northville’s Arts & Acts Festival.

The story is about a tragic bus accident and the hats serve as a memorial to honor many young lives

lost on the way to a state championship baseball game. Maggie’s story and all the entries in this

year’s competition are available for review at Preservation Dental, the office of Dr. William Demray

– 371 E. Main St. – Northville, MI. Dr. Demray is the sponsor of the event. The poems and short

stories are also available at Northville’s Art House (on Cady St. in downtown Northville)

The winners in this year’s Short on Words competition are: 1st Place in the Young Author

competition – “Remembrance” by Maggie Kuban of Northville; 2nd Place in the Young Author

competition – “Heavenly Gates” by Alex Wagner of Livonia; 3rd Place in the Young Author

competition – “Reflections on Daddy’s New Job” by Hannah Denno of Rochester Hills. 1st Place in

the Adult Author competition – “Happily Ever Never” by M. D. Taverner of Novi; 2nd Place in the

Adult Author competition – “Grandma’s Trees” by Karolynn Pargo of Dearborn Heights; 3rd Place

in the Adult Author competition – “Hats and Hearts” by Karen Hamp of Whitmore Lake.

Honorable mentions were awarded to Luke Sikora, M. J. Floreno, Joan Runkel and Shruti Pandey.

The 5th Edition of Short on Words had twice as many entries as in the past. There were

nearly 30 returning authors, and 43 new authors. Authors participated from across Southeast

Michigan, including: Clarkston, Davisburg, Dearborn Heights, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe

Woods, Holly, Lake Orion, Livonia, Macomb, Metamora, Milford, Northville, Novi, Oakland,

Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rockford, South Lyon, Troy, Waterford, Webberville, West Bloomfield,

Westland, White Lake and Whitmore Lake. Judges included a published author, an editor, a radio

personality, two educators, representatives from Preservation Dental and the Art House - and - one

judge who has a library named after her!

 

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