Hiram College
2015 Evening of Hiram Writers.

2015 Evening of Hiram Writers.

Hiram College will celebrate and honor its student writers at An Evening of Hiram Writers at 7 p.m. on April 5 in the Alumni Heritage Room in Teachout-Price Hall, 6832 Hinsdale St., Hiram.

The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, one of six Centers of Distinction at Hiram, hosts several writing contests throughout the year, thanks to the support of generous donors. All of the contest winners will be honored at this celebration, and they will have an opportunity to read from their original work.

The winners of the 2015-16 writing contests at Hiram College include the following:

Gilmer Kroehle Creative Nonfiction Contest (judged by Brad Ricca) 

First Place: “His Hammer” by Tom Pantic

Second Place: “Breaking the Silence” by Hallie Chavez

Third Place: “Why We Love to Hate Food: An Insight into Social Dieting” by Jory Gomes

Honorable Mention:

“How Meditation Works” by Shelby List

“Stains” by Bradyn Music

Barbara Thompson Award for Short Fiction (judged by Paula McLain)

1st Place: “The Glass Train” by Maya Watkins

2nd Place: “Ypsilanti” by Paul Dickerson

3rd Place: “Onions” by Taisa Chirovsky

Honorable Mention:

“A Trip to the Lake” by Tom Pantic

“Dirge” by Kristen Maslach

Vachel Lindsay Poetry Contest (judged by Eugene Gloria) 

1st Place: “Damson Plum Orchard, Serbia” by Tom Pantic

2nd Place: “The Raptor Feeder” by Maya Watkins

3rd Place: “Superiority Phallus” by Sara Shearer

Honorable Mention:

“Black as Shadows” by Demetria McCulloh

Emerging Writers Nonfiction Contest for High School students (judged by Jen Hirt ‘97)  

1st Place: “Those Words You Never Said to Me” by Debolina Ghosh, Solon Ohio

2nd Place: “The Cult Does Turkey Day” by Rosalie Phillips, Cleveland Heights Ohio

3rd Place: “A Bond of 3000 Miles” by Ananya Kalahasti, Solon Ohio

Honorable Mention:

“Alien Writer, American Dream” by Maria Perilla, Beachwood Ohio

“Aurelia” by Arielle DeVito, Shaker Heights Ohio

“In Memoriam” by Isabel Ostrowski, Lakewood Ohio

Ruth Thompson, Douglas and Robin Thompson, the Gillmer Kroehle Foundation and Joyce and Bob Chamberlain will co-sponsor the readings.