Big Read

The 2014 Big Read Contest winners!

Adult Winners

1st: “Sisters” by Kellen Zubick
2nd: “Legs” by Malinda Miller
3rd: “Dust in the Big House” by Greg Matheny

1st: “The Dry Sea” by Tessa Cheek 
2nd: “The Hill” by Jay Solomon
3rd: “House Keeping” by Lia Woodall

1st: “The New Girl” by Rose Frederick
2nd: “Indexical” by Carol Samson
3rd: “Airstream” by Shelly Catterson

1st: “Impermanent Destruction” by Karyn Weakleim 
2nd: “Just Struck Match: Creation the Precursor to Loss” by Eric Grossman
3rd: “Cousins” by Karyn Weakleim
4th: “Glossy, Dark, and Wet” by Barb Chiarella

Youth Winners

High School
Winner: Leah Johnson
Runner Up: Claire Trainor

Middle School
Winner: Aiyana Spear
Runner Up: Natalie Parkhurst

Thank you to the Big Read contest judges! 
Photography: Mark Sink, Photographer
Poetry: Matthew Cooperman, Poetry Editor, Colorado Review
Nonfiction: Stephanie G'Schwind, Editor, Colorado Review
Fiction: Steven Schwartz, Fiction Editor, Colorado Review
Youth: Victoria Hanley, Faculty, Lighthouse Writer's Workshop


Also, thank you to all the organizations that partnered with us to make this amazing, three-month, collaborative event happen. 











The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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