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Connection Writing Contest Winner

Annie Newcomer
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Jack V.
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Annie Newcomer has won our Poetry writing contest on the theme of Connection with "Acushla."

Annie Newcomer lives in Prairie Village with David, her husband of forty years and their daughter's Aussiedoodle, Summit. Her first published piece, "My Red Shoes" was about how her sister Patty's death affected her, then a young child herself. Patty suffered in life with severe cerebral palsy. She was a blessing and an angel.

Acushla

A portrait of author LeAnne Hansen

Unlocking the Mind Writing Contest Winner

LeAnne Hansen
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Helen H.
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that LeAnne Hansen has won our Essay writing contest on the theme of Unlocking the Mind with "Thoughts of Grief and Healing."

Kent Moore

Unlocking the Mind Writing Contest Winner

Kent Moore
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Helen H.
Friday, Nov 8, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Kent Moore has won our Short Story writing contest on the theme of Unlocking the Mind with "The Corbomite Maneuver".

Mary Silwance

Unlocking the Mind Writing Contest Winner

Mary Silwance
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Helen H.
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Mary Silwance has won our poetry writing contest on the theme of Unlocking the Mind with "Remembering." Read the poem below or see the original (PDF).

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A Universe of Stories Writing Contest Winner

Andy Rowe
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Helen H.
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Andy Rowe has won our writing contest in the Open Category on the theme of A Universe of Stories with "Heinlein and Burroughs".

Andy Rowe has enjoyed a 25-year career as an instructional designer and business trainer. He is also an award-winning business trainer, who has delivered some 900 presentations and seminars to over 50,000 people.

bearded man in orange tshirt and brown hat

A Universe of Stories Writing Contest Winner

Duane Johnson
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Helen H.
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Duane Johnson has won our writing contest in the Open Category on the theme of A Universe of Stories with "One Small Step".

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Brian Daldorph has won our writing contest in the Open category on the theme of A Universe of Stories with "Wasps".

Brian Daldorph teaches at the University of Kansas and Douglas County Jail. He edits Coal City Review.

Wasps

dark haired woman

A Universe of Stories Writing Contest Winner

Martha Gershun
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Helen H.
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Martha Gershun has won our essay writing contest on the theme of A Universe of Stories with "The Hatch".

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A Universe of Stories Writing Contest Winner

Lori Stratton
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Helen H.
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Lori Stratton has won our essay writing contest on the theme of A Universe of Stories with "Johnny Cash".

A display of Isaac Asimov books on three shelves, the nine planets and the sun hanging above the books

An Homage to Isaac Asimov

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Diane H.
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

When I was a kid I wanted to be a robot psychologist when I grew up. I knew that Isaac Asimov’s robot stories were fiction, but I firmly believed that robots would one day be a part of our daily lives. It didn’t seem impossible that I could be like Dr. Susan Calvin, the robopsychologist featured in I, Robot, Asimov’s book of short stories.

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