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North Country Writer's Festival 2011

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  1. Hanging Prayer Flags the Morning of the First Snow—Caroline A. LeBlanc (Winner)
  2. Farmland—Brianna J. Siegrist (Honorable Mention)
  3. Three Crows Watch—Rick M. Henry (Honorable Mention)

Short Fiction

  1. Emergency Leave—Paul David Adkins (Winner)
  2. The Deuteronomy Fire—Margaret S. Bartley (Honorable Mention)


  1. Feathering a Nest—Judyann Ackerman Grant (Winner)
  2. On the Wrong Side of the Line—Meghan M. Harney (Honorable Mention)

Contributor’s Notes

Caroline A. LeBlanc is a military family member and former Army Nurse. Her art, poetry, and essays have been published in the U.S. and abroad. Her chapbook, Smokey Ink and a Touch of Honeysuckle was published in 2010. She created and leads Writing For Your Life© programs for soldiers, veterans, and their family members.

Rick M. Henry enjoys dogs, horses, sunsets. The usual.

Brianna J. Siegrist is a mother and a wife who lives in Lewis county, NY. She was raised in Florida and relocated to the area in 2003. She enjoys all of the fine arts.

Paul David Adkins grew up in South Florida and has a Masters Degree in poetry. He has served as an enlisted soldier in the Army for twenty years.

Margaret S. Bartley lives in the historic hamlet of New Russia, NY. She is a historian and author of GRISHA: The Story of Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, which won the 2005 Adirondack Literary Award for Non-Fiction. Her historical articles have appeared in Adirondack Life magazine. She has a Masters of Creative Writing Degree from John Hopkins University, and in her free time likes to ski and play the cello.

Judyann Ackerman Grant has always loved to write. She enjoys all types of writing, both fiction and nonfiction. Judy loves to read, the outdoors, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Meghan M. Harney loves words and the attempt to capture experiences, both everyday and life-changing in words. She loves libraries and has taught the Children's Summer Reading Program at the Lowville Free Library for the past two years. Meghan loves learning, whether through her time at JCC, the Focus Leadership Institute, or simply reading a new book.