Churning out the pages to become literary judge

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

WICOMICO CHURCH—An accomplished wordsmith, Gail Wilson Kenna has transitioned from competing to judging.

The Northumberland County resident is headed to California this weekend to attend the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition. There she will be honored as a multi-winner in the 2016 writing contest and recognized as a judge for the 2017 competition.

“Writing makes people aware of the most wonderful, mysterious connections in their lives,” said Kenna, a free-lance writer with over 30 years of magazine and newspaper publishing credits and the author of four books.

“I’m really delighted, after all these years of entering the contest, that I’ve been chosen to be a judge,” said Kenna.

The Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition is sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women and holds its annual awards ceremony in San Francisco. Kenna has attended as a winner for four years.


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