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.
If you would like to read the winning entry, click on the Writers' Conference tab, then click on the Fiction Contest tab.
2019 Fiction Contest Winners
1st Place = Melinda Wichmann = Lost & Found= Total Points = 139
2nd Place = Brandi Beck = Billy = Total Points = 134
3rd Place = Elizabeth Shultz = Lost and Found = Total Points = 129
Pause = 127
Julie’s Christmas Tree = 126
Skittering = 123
Bull Run Picnic = 118
Name removed on request from author = 117
Name removed on request from author = 115
The Whispering = 112
Grim Romance = 109
Posse = 106
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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