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Article Published: Sep. 5, 2013 | Modified: Sep. 5, 2013
On the Same Page announces contest winners

The On the Same Page Literary Festival sponsored its third Page Crafters Prize writing competition in 2013.

Winners of the competition will be recognized Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Ashe County Public Library in West Jefferson.

According to organizers, the competition was designed to encourage and acknowledge emerging writers and to reinforce the annual theme of the On the Same Page Literary Festival. The festival’s theme for 2013 is “Secrets.”

Page Crafters Prizes were awarded for first and second place in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Prize money totaling $900 will be presented: $200 for first place and $100 for second place in each category.

Winners of Page Crafters Prizes this year are:

First place: Claudette Cohen, Carolina Beach
Second place: Liz Dowling-Sendor, Chapel Hill

First place: Janet Pittard, Raleigh and West Jefferson
Second place: Gene Hafer, Jefferson

First place: Andrea O’Rourke, Atlanta, Ga.
Second place: Annehart Herrick, Fleetwood

In addition to receiving their awards, several winning writers will read their work during the Saturday, Sept. 21, 2:30 p.m. event.

This year’s On the Same Page Literary Festival runs Sept. 17 to 21 in West Jefferson. The festival is sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council and the Ashe Public Library. A full schedule of events can be found online at

Most events are free of charge, and some require reservations. For more information, call (336) 846-ARTS.

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