The Crowder Quill, a literary and art magazine of Crowder College, will host the annual awards ceremony with a 4th annual campus- and community-wide poetry reading and luncheon. The event will take place Thurs., May 8 from 11-1 in the Wright Conference Center on the campus of Crowder College in Neosho, Mo.
The public is welcome. RSVPs for poetry are requested; others are welcome to the microphone as time permits. Poetry that is NOT published in this edition of the Quill is encouraged, as the magazine will be made available following the ceremony.
The event will also include the announcement of those whose entries were chosen to be published in the 2014 edition and awards presentations. See www.CrowderQuill.wordpress.com for a complete list of winners.
Quill art entries are now available for return by arrangement. Entrants should email Lbailey@crowder.edu or call 417-455-5410.
All published entrants will receive a certificate for gold, silver, bronze or honorable mention. Award placements will not be announced until the ceremony. Afterwards, a light lunch will be served, and the magazine will be unveiled.
A PowerPoint Presentation will showcase the winning photography and art entries during the ceremony. Remaining entries will not be displayed but will be available for pickup after the ceremony.
Begun in 1980, the Quill is published each spring; the contest deadline is Feb. 1 each year, and divisions are high school, Crowder, and the community. The categories are fiction, nonfiction, poetry, 2D art, 3D art, digital art, color photography, and black and white photography.
“One great advantage of the website is that photography, 2D art and even 3D art can be submitted online,” said Latonia Bailey, Crowder Quill adviser. “There’s no need to bring it in or pick it up, and then it makes the magazine production easier for us as well because the entry is already in electronic form.”
However, if entrants prefer, they can still enter 2D and 3D art by hand, Bailey said.
Members of the 2014 staff are Taylor Best, Joplin; Karen Davidson, Pea Ridge, Ark.; Amelia Hill, Carl Junction; Aaron Kocurek, Neosho; Ryan Land, Neosho; Anissa Morris, Neosho; Joanna Savalza, Neosho; and adviser Latonia Bailey, Goodman.
The Crowder Quill recently received a national award of “Best Community College Literary Magazine” from the American Scholastic Press Association for the 2013 edition.
The Magazine Production class, Comm 111, is offered in the spring semesters; anyone is welcome, but Eng. 101 is a prerequisite.
To see the magazine in PDF form, click here: