35th anniversary ceremony details set

Crowder Quill 35th anniversary ceremony slated for May 7

The Crowder Quill, a literary and art magazine of Crowder College, will host the annual awards ceremony with a campus- and community-wide poetry reading and luncheon. The event will take place Thurs., May 7 from 11:30-1 in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the campus of Crowder College in Neosho, Mo.Quill scopperswirltaff alumni will be recognized, and a dedication will be made to Jon Finley, who has printed the Quill since 1987 and will retire this summer.

“This year’s ceremony marks a milestone for the publication, showing the longevity of a publication with a mission to encourage and showcase our area’s authors and artists,” said Latonia Bailey, Crowder Quill adviser since 1994.

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.

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.

The Crowder Quill recently received a national award of “Best Community College Literary Magazine” from the American Scholastic Press Association for the 2014 edition, the second consecutive year for the prestigious award.

Begun in 1980, the Quill is published each spring; the contest deadline is Feb. 1 each year, and divisions The_Last_Intermissionare 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.

Entries are received online via the website www.CrowderQuill.com.

Members of the 2015 staff are Alexis Arenas-Andrade, Kerrigan Arnold, Alyssa Beck, Jacob Dalton, Logan Hamby, MaryBeth Hertzog, Kate Kelley, Ashley McGee, Sofia Sanchez-Salcedo, Owen Swearingen, Drew Young.

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