CMU’s First Young Writer’s Day a Success

Awards to Fayette and Boonville Students

Thirty-five high school seniors from Fayette and Boonville attended Central Methodist University's inaugural Young Writer's Day on March 20. The day-long event was sponsored by the CMU English Department.

Students participated in three creative writing sessions led by Dr. Travis Johnson, assistant professor of English; Dr. Annette Van, associate professor of English; Dr. Jeremy Reed, assistant professor of English; Dr. John Porter, associate professor of English; and Dr. Kavita Hatwalkar, assistant professor of English.

Each session—poetry, flash fiction, and comics—began with a brief discussion of the creative writing form. Students spent the remainder of the session experimenting with the genre, trying to craft their own poems, works of fiction, or comics. Students submitted their works at the end of each session.

Prizes were awarded to the top three submissions in each category. Each winner received a certificate of achievement and a book on writing. First prize in each category includes publication in this spring's Inscape, CMU's magazine of the arts.

Winners by Session

Poetry: first place, Noah Heaton (Boonville); second place, Taylor Tutin (Boonville); third place, Kyreon Lee (Fayette);

Flash fiction: first place, Stevie Hart (Boonville); second place, Tayler Head (Fayette); and third place, Dylan Snapp (Boonville);

Comics: first place, Kenzie Smentkowski (Fayette); second place, Brandi Mueller (Fayette); and third place, Kaitlynn Gebhard (Boonville).


Posted March 25, 2014