Big River Writing Contest Winners
The Big River Writing Contest - a celebration of Mark Twain and the Missouri River Valley presented in conjunction with STAGES St. Louis' production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Congratulations to the 2010 Big River Writing Contest Winners!
Age 16 - 25
1st Place - Steve Baer "Midnight Snack" - St. Louis, MO
2nd Place - Andrew Miller "Bu-Bump, Bu-Bump" - Crestwood, MO
3rd Place - Sharlyn Garcia "Time Stopped" - Hannibal, MO
1st Place - Steve Givens "We Been There Before" - Chesterfield, MO
2nd Place - Connie McIntyre "Dad's River" - St. Louis, MO
3rd Place - Lisa Tellor-Kelley "The Gazaway Place" - Highland, IL
Al Beck "Female Mosquito" - Monroe City, MO
Dawn Dupler "Western Missouri Notice" - Ballwin, MO
Melba Goebel "Days of Infamy" - Chesterfield, MO
John Han "Progress, Energy, Prosperity: Nineteenth-Century St. Louis and Mark Twain's Fiction and Nonfiction" - Manchester, MO
Maurice L. Hirsch, Jr. "Nevermore" - Chesterfield, MO
Barbara Hixon "Return to a Magical Island" - Chesterfield, MO
Stephanie Pericich "Go With the Flow" - Chesterfield, MO
Speegg Met "Trick or Treatin' Jesus Christ" - St. Charles, MO
Ed Summers "Sycamores" - O'Fallon, IL
Marcel Toussaint "Passing Saint Louis" - Wildwood, MO
Byron von Rosenberg "King Louie's Horse's Butt: A Love Story" - Chesterfield, MO
E.J. Walden "The Easter Suit" & "The Free Haircut" - Lake St. Louis, MO
The contest was held by Chesterfield Arts and Stages St. Louis to celebrate Mark Twain and was open to all writers 16 and older living within 150 miles of Chesterfield, MO.
If you're interested in reading any of the winning works above that are not linked, contact Chesterfield Arts at 636-519-1955.
MEET THE JUDGE
Dr. Cindy Lovell, Executive Director the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
Cindy Lovell received a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Education from Stetson University. She taught elementary school in Florida before earning her Ph.D. in Education at the University of Iowa where she worked at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. Lovell founded the HATS (High Achieving Talented Students) Program at Stetson University and continues to serve on the HATS advisory board. In 2007 she accepted the position of associate professor at Quincy University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in education and a First Year Experience course on Mark Twain. Her areas of expertise include Mark Twain, curriculum development, writers' workshops, gifted education, and teaching English as a new language. She has published two children's novels, Rachel Mason Hears the Sound and Not This Sunday and serves as an editor for the Mensa Research Journal and as a reviewer for Florida Reading Quarterly. She is presently writing a two-volume encyclopedia titled All Things Twain for Greenwood Press. Favorite Twain Quote: "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Cindy Lovell is available to speak to your group about various topics related to Mark Twain.
For more information about Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, visit www.stagesstlouis.com