Last year, four adults in the area won awards in the Soul-Making Keats (SMK), a San Francisco literary competition now in its 30th year.
This year, a group of Northumberland High School students entered the Young Adult Prose category, one of the contest’s 13 categories, reported local writer and RCC/RILL instructor Gail Kenna, who has judged the SMK Creative Nonfiction category since 2017.
NHS English department chairman Michelle Roberti encouraged her students to give the contest a try. Kenna had spoken to Roberti about the SMK. She also offered to pay the entry fees for participating students and mail their submissions by the deadline, said Kenna.
Rita Williams, the judge for Young Adult Prose….
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