Malayna Chang

Wendy Mapaye

Chaya Tong

Jarret Zunder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join the Friends of the Orinda Library in congratulating the winners of the 2021 Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest.

The winners received prizes of $500 each along with certificates of recognition from the Friends of the Orinda Library. Winners of honorable mention received $50 apiece as well as recognition. Congratulations to all the young writers who stretched their imaginations and submitted their work for competition.

Our thanks to this year’s judges:  Orinda News Editor Sally Hogarty, Glorietta Librarian and author Anne Lowell, Campolindo Librarian Sarah Morgan, and Director of the Intuitive Writing Project Elizabeth Perlman.

The Poul Anderson Writing Contest is named in memory of the beloved Orinda resident who wrote more than 80 works of science fiction.

Winners:

Malayna Chang
Miramonte High School, 11th Grade
Essay/Memoir/Biography – In Memory Of

Wendy Mapaye
Miramonte High School, 11th Grade
Poetry – Sand

Chaya Tong
Miramonte High School, 12th Grade
Essay/Memoir/BiographyThe Memory Keeper

Jarret Zundel
Miramonte High School, 9th Grade
Short Story – Per Aspera Ad Astra

Honorable Mentions:

Sajda Amiri
Miramonte High School, 11th Grade
Short Story – The Soles Beneath Our Feet

Eloise Anagnost
Miramonte High School, 10th Grade
Short Story – The Sound of Silent Stories
Poetry – Beneath the Surface

Malayna Chang
Miramonte High School, 11th Grade
Short Story –  Eighteen Months

Reagan Kaelle
Miramonte High School, 10th Grade
Essay/Memoir/Biography – Goldilocks

Danielle Kelly
Miramonte High School, 12th Grade
Poetry – Russian River

Audrey Lambert
Miramonte High School, 12th Grade
Short Story – Nathan and the Sunflower Girl

Amber Lee
Miramonte High School, 12th Grade
Essay/Memoir/Biography – Give Peace a Chance

Willa Mapaye
Miramonte High School, 9th Grade
Poetry – To Live

Rowan Sandhu
Miramonte High School, 11th Grade
Poetry – Pick the Dandelions

Jonathon Su
Miramonte High School, 10th Grade
Essay/Memoir/Biography – My Identity
Poetry – An Introspection: Are Colleges My Soulmates?

 

 

 

 

 

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