Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
LA10 Awards, Conference Wrap, Including Ninjas And Goats
Ah, Newport Beach... This year's LA10(ish) event brought us an unruly assortment of exceptional writers new to the SCWC, albeit unnervingly polite. And while over the weekend we regaled in written stories, both fictional and non, delved into the challenges of the swiftly changing business modalities that today's publishing world presents--and how to overcome them--we also had time to confront and reflect on the realities stuck right in our face; those things not yet written, but better left said, expounded upon and then left behind at the hotel bar: lithe, hot ninjas and suicidal goats. True story. Now let's get to the awards.
SCWC*LA 10 AWARD RECIPIENTS
OUTSTANDING MEMOIR (NEW CATEGORY) >> Kathy Tuominen-Lenney
from Mission Viejo, CA for Finding Joy
OUTSTANDING NON-FICTION >> Sharon Hicks
from Honolulu, HI for How Do You Grab a Naked Lady?
OUTSTANDING TOPIC >> Krysten Nunn
from Fresno, CA for Kitty (read here)
HONORABLE MENTION (BOOK) >> Charlotte Cohen
from Westminster, CA
HONORABLE MENTION (BOOK) >> Tracy Jensen
from Long Beach, CA
HONORABLE MENTION (BOOK) >> Mariana Williams
from Los Angeles, CA
Congratulations all! We plan to be back in Newport Beach next September. Thanks to our special guest speakers, Selden Edwards, Jessica Brody, Mary G. Thompson, Robert Ward, and Pamela Samuels Young. Big shout out to all our SCWC workshop leaders, advance submission readers and hard working volunteers. And above all else, a robust and especially big bear hug to all the conferees who entrusted us with their work and aspirations this past weekend. It is the SCWC's honor to be a part of your community. Mass spoon!
San Diego 27 is only five months away. We look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, go forth and write well!