Arts Council of York County Literacy Competition winners named

November 1, 2013 

— The Arts Council of York County’s 10th Competition highlights the best in short stories and poetry from across the Southeast United States. The winners were announced Oct. 24 at a free public reception and awards ceremony at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St.

Poetry, adult

First: Motet 8: Greece by Alexander Muller

Second: German Guilt by Melanie Griffin

Third: Tunnel by Harriet Goode

Short story, adult

First: The Crazy House by Tamra Wilson

Second : The Last of the Warners by Carol Roan

Third: Pine Grove Maw by Ellen Caldwell

Poetry, youth

First: Unbreakable by Charlotte Pollack

Second: Shadows of Desire by Jonathan Bogart

Third: Seasons by Sarah Garner

Short story, youth

First: Wonder Girl by Julia Breitkreutz

Second: In Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Alison Thrash

Third: With Love by Jordan Waskow

Adults from 18 towns across North and South Carolina and students from across York County participated. There were 23 adult entries, and 48 youth. In the poetry category, there were 35 adult entries, and 29 youth entries.

Dr. Mary Martin, instructor of English at Winthrop University, judged the adult competitions. Abbie Townson of the York County Library judged the youth short story category, and Katy Holder, also with York County Library, judge youth poetry.

For more information on Arts Council events, call 803-328-2787 or visit

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