Two Local Writers Are Finalists in Statewide Literary Competition
Taylor, Pamperin make the cut in annual Fiction & Poetry Contest
V1 Staff |
Two Chippewa Valley writers are among the finalists in the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters’ annual Fiction & Poetry Contest.
Each year the contest draws submissions from writers across the state. Winners will be announced Aug. 15, and the winning entries (as well as those of many of the finalists) will be published in the coming year in Wisconsin People & Ideas, the academy’s magazine.
Among the 10 Fiction Contest finalists is Tom Pamperin, for his story “In Rock Springs When the Angel Trumpets Sound.” Pamperin, of Chippewa Falls, is a freelance writer and author of the book Jagular Goes Everywhere.
Among the 15 Poetry Contest finalists is Bruce Taylor, also of Chippewa Falls, for his poem “Full Disclosure.” Taylor is a professor emeritus of English at UW-Eau Claire and curator of Volume One’s Local Lit feature.
Contest winners will receive cash prizes, a reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison, and a one-week residency at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point.