On May 6, 2012, the 2012 Well Versed anthology was launched in Columbia, MO.
The photo on the left is Judy Stock, president of the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild; Linda Fisher, editor of Well Versed 2012; and Donna Volkenannt (me), first place winner in the nonfiction category.
During the launch, more than a dozen readers shared their poems, essays, and short stories with those present. The afternoon flew by, filled with friendship and food and fun.
Here's Marcia reading one of her poems.
Critique buddy Alice Muschany also won two prizes in the nonfiction category, both of her essays are included in the anthology. Alice couldn't make the trip to Columbia, but I was able to pick up her certificates and prize money.
I hope this post and these photos can inspire some of my blogging buddies to write, submit, and enter more.
Who knows? The story, essay, or poem you are writing today could blossom into a beautiful flower later this year.