This area provides information about each of the contests available for the Big Read 2012
The Pioneer Library System has announced the winners of The Big Read: Old School Short Story Writing Contest.
Contest winners are Laura Smith, a 17-year-old junior at Westmoore High School, in the high school division; and Matt Baker, an Oklahoma Baptist University senior double-majoring in English and Anthropology, in the college division.
The winners were chosen from a group of finalists by Tobias Wolff, author of “Old School,” the featured novel in The Big Read activities in the library system this spring. They were announced at The Big Read Study Hall scholar panel discussion at Moore’s Old School Business Center on April 10.
The Pioneer Library System has announced the finalists for The Big Read: Old School Short Story Writing Contest.
High School division finalists:
- Carrie O’Quinn, an 18-year-old senior from Moore
- Madolyn Phillips, a 16-year-old junior from Norman
- Laura Smith, a 17-year-old junior from Moore
College division finalists:
- Matt Baker, Rowley, Mass., an Oklahoma Baptist University senior double-majoring in English and Anthropology
- Andrea Johnson, Shawnee, an Oklahoma Baptist University senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Digital Cinema Production
- Andrew Wright, Chiayi, Taiwan, an Oklahoma Baptist University freshman majoring in Creative Writing
The winners will be selected by Tobias Wolff, author of Old School, and announced at The Big Read “Study Hall” panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Old School Auditorium inside the Old School Business Center in Moore. Each winner and a guest will be invited to a private reception Wolff will attend during his visit to Oklahoma in late April.
The Pioneer Library System is conducting a Short Story Writing Contest inspired by and modeled on the plot of the novel Old School by Tobias Wolff as part of its 2013 The Big Read, presented with underwriting from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Original, unpublished short stories of no more than 1,500 words, written by students residing within the tri-county service area of the Pioneer Library System (Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties) are eligible. Entries must be submitted via the PLS Big Read website no earlier than 12 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012 and no later than 11.59 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013.
To submit your entry, click here.