Eloise Anagnost

Emma Wong

Hannah Shagan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Friends of the Orinda Library proudly announce the winners of the 2022 Poul Anderson Creative Writing Contest. The contest, named after an award-winning science fiction writer who lived in Orinda, was open to students who reside or attend high school in the city.

Students from Miramonte High School swept top honors this year. From dozens of outstanding entries, winners were selected in the following categories: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Poetry, and Short Story. For each winning submission, the authors received $500 from the Friends. Ninth grader Emma Wong won in two categories. We congratulate the winners and the many talented entrants.

Winners

Eloise Anagnost
Miramonte High School, 11th grade
Short Story – Chased by Darkness

Emma Wong
Miramonte High School, 9th grade
Poetry – American or Not
Short Story –  A New Homeland

Hannah Shagan
Miramonte High School, 10th grade
Science Fiction/Fantasy – Floating City

Honorable Mention

Indie Lee
Miramonte High School, 10th grade
Poetry – Smile, you’re on camera

Chiara Sponzilli
Campolindo High School, 9th grade
Poetry – Fake

Jonathan Su
Miramonte High School, 11th grade
Science Fiction/Fantasy – City of Blues

Special thanks to this year’s judges, who donated their time and literary expertise. The judges included Sora O’Doherty, reporter for Lamorinda Weekly; Sally Hogarty, executive editor of The Orinda News; Susan Williams, librarian at Miramonte High School; and Anne Lowell, librarian at Glorietta Elementary School.

 

 

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