Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 All-Iowa Writers' Conference! It was an inspirational day full of wonderful presentations. Thank you to everyone who entered our fiction contest this year. We had a total of 12 amazing entries.
We had five judges including authors, teachers, journalists and readers. The highest score a story could receive was 150 points.
Here are the results:
Third Place, with a total of 129 points, goes to Elizabeth Shultz for her story Lost and Found.
Our second place winner is Brandi Beck for her story titled, Billy. It finished with 134 points.
And the first place winner of the 2019 All-Iowa Writers’ Conference Fiction Contest is Melinda Wichmann with her story, Lost and Found. It received 139 points from our judges.
2019 Fiction Contest Winners
1stPlace = Melinda Wichmann = Lost & Found= Total Points = 139
2ndPlace = Brandi Beck = Billy = Total Points = 134
3rdPlace = Elizabeth Shultz = Lost and Found = Total Points = 129
Pause = 127
Julie’s Christmas Tree = 126
Skittering = 123
Bull Run Picnic = 118
Potemkin Masks = 117
Finding Theo = 115
The Whispering = 112
Grim Romance = 109
Posse = 106
Some things to remember:
*Lunch is included in the price of admission
*Doors open at 8:30 a.m., the conference begins at 9 a.m.
*Some presenters will be selling their books. However, not everyone will accept credit cards, so please be sure to bring cash if you are interested in purchasing books from our speakers or vendors.
2019 All-Iowa Writers' Conference Schedule
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. = Registration/Meet & Greet/Welcome
9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. = Captain Zachary Sittig
9:50 a.m. - 10 a.m. = Break & Door Prizes
10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. = Marci Bolden
10:50 a.m. - 11 a.m. = Break
11 a.m. - Noon = Cheryl Mullenbach
Noon - 1 p.m. = Lunch & Networking
1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. = M.L. Williams
1:50 p.m. - 2 p.m. = Break & Door Prizes
2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. = Mary Lee Ashford
2:50 p.m. - 3 p.m. = Break
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. = Tracey Garvis Graves
4 p.m. = Fiction Writing Contest Awards/Final Door Prizes/Kindle Give-Away/Closing
To find out more about each speaker, check out the Presenters page under the Writers' Conference header.
The 2019 All-Iowa Writers' Conference will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Drake Community Library at 930 Park Street in Grinnell from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with doors opening at 8:30. If you pre-register by September 16, the cost for the all-day conference is only $30 and that includes lunch. If you choose to pay at the door, the cost is $40, which also includes your lunch. A pre-registration form is available here.
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