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David Lee Garrison

Breaking Free Writing Contest Winner

David Lee Garrison
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Helen H.
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that David Lee Garrison has won the open category of our writing contest on the theme of BREAKING FREE with "Putting Killers Away".

Karin L. Frank

Breaking Free Writing Contest Winner

Karin L. Frank
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Helen H.
Monday, Apr 29, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Karin L. Frank has won the essay category of our writing contest on the theme of BREAKING FREE with "Nearly Me".

Pat Daneman

Breaking Free Writing Contest Winner

Pat Daneman
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Helen H.
Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Pat Daneman has won the poetry category of our writing contest on the theme of BREAKING FREE with "Congolese Refugee Family Watches Fireworks for the First Time".

Virginia Brackett

Women's Voices Writing Contest Winner

Virginia Brackett
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Helen H.
Friday, Jan 11, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Virginia Brackett has won the open category of our writing contest on the theme of WOMEN'S VOICES with "Mrs. Cross".

Peggy Epstein

Women's Voices Writing Contest Winner

Peggy Epstein
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Helen H.
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018

Johnson County Library and The Writers Place are pleased to announce that Peggy Epstein has won the essay category of our writing contest on the theme of WOMEN'S VOICES with "Wordless".

woman with short, dark hair

Women's Voices Writing Contest Winner

Martha Gershun
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Helen H.
Friday, Dec 7, 2018

Johnson County Library and The Writers Place are pleased to announce that Martha Gershun has won the essay category of our writing contest on the theme of WOMEN'S VOICES with "Channeling Marjorie".

Martha Gershun recently retired as Executive Director from Jackson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Her first book, "Care & Custody: A Novel of 3 Children at Risk," was published in June. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, SELF Magazine, Kveller, and the Kansas City Star.

Mary Silwance

Women's Voices Writing Contest Winner

Mary Silwance
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Helen H.
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Johnson County Library and The Writers Place are pleased to announce that Mary Silwance has won the poetry category of our writing contest on the theme of WOMEN'S VOICES with "The Mystery".

photo of Timothy Tankard

Music Writing Contest Winner

Timothy Tankard
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Rated by
Helen H.
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

Johnson County Library and The Writers Place are pleased to announce that Timothy Tankard has won the open category of our writing contest on the theme of MUSIC with "The Crawdad Song".

Kayla Wiltfong

Music Writing Contest Winner

Kayla Wiltfong
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Rated by
Helen H.
Thursday, Sep 6, 2018

Johnson County Library and The Writers Place are pleased to announce that Kayla Wiltfong has won the open category of our writing contest on the theme of MUSIC with "From the Joint".

Rebecca Schier-Akamelu

Music Writing Contest Winner

Rebecca Schier-Akamelu
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Helen H.
Saturday, Jul 7, 2018

Johnson County Library and The Writers Place are pleased to announce that Rebecca Schier-Akamelu has won the short story category of our writing contest on the theme of MUSIC with "From One to the Next".

Rebecca writes from Overland Park and has previously been published in A Long Story Short and The Kansas City Star. She is also a voiceover artist and a proud wife and mom.

From One to the Next

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