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Short Story Awards Celebration

Short Story Contest winners will be announced at a celebration hosted by Gold Country Writers on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. Our keynote speaker will be Laurel Ann Hill. a teacher and author, who will talk about the literary aspects that make short stories special. The celebration will be held at the City Council Chambers of the Auburn City Hall, in Auburn, CA. This contest has been sponsored by The Arts Council of Placer County and also by Gold Country Media.

Our Ten Finalists with Story Titles

“A Wave of Karma” Judith Horky – Grass Valley “Boo’kie and Bunch” Sandra K. Sullivan – Placerville
“Happy Thoughts” Dennis Mahoney – Sacramento “McCain Takes a Bullet” Thomas Burchfield – Grass Valley
“Reflections on Water” Joan Griffin – Colfax “The Slobaviakinsky Golf Course” Elaine M. Faber – Elk Grove
“Saving Angela” Kathleen Ward – Lincoln “The Super Star” Marsha Porter – Sacramento
“Triple” Philip Jacques – Auburn “Where’s Daddy” Joli Roberts – Auburn

 

The Gold Country Writers 2023 Short Story Contest attracted 56 entries from writers who submitted 1500 words or less of original fiction stories. The ten finalists will be honored on October 7, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:30 with a celebration in the City Council Chambers of the Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. The keynote speaker, Laurel Anne Hill, a celebrated author and expert in short story writing and judging, will speak on “A Short Story Is Not a Very Short Novel.” The stories winning first, second, and third will be awarded cash prizes in American gold coins. A reception for the winners and keynote speaker will follow in the Rose Room of the City Hall. The event is open to the public and free. The contest and celebration are sponsored in part by the Auburn Arts Commission, the Arts Council of Placer County, Poets & Writers, and Gold Country Media.

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Speaker Meeting

On October 18, 2023, from 10 a.m. to noon, Meera Ekkanath Klein will be our guest speaker.
She will speak on the topic “Food and Fables in Fiction Writing.”
This meeting will be held in the Rose Room at Auburn City Hall.
Click here for address, map, and directions. 
The public is invited. The meeting is free to attend.


On November 15,2023, from 10 a.m. to noon, James L’Etoile will be our guest speaker.
He will speak on the topic “Building Author-Bookstore Relationships.”
This meeting will be held in the Rose Room at Auburn City Hall.
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The public is invited. The meeting is free to attend.


Regular Monthly Meetings on Wednesdays

1st Wednesday of every month – Business Meeting

2nd Wednesday of every month – Drop-in Critique

3rd Wednesday of every month – Guest Speakers & Workshops

4th Wednesday of every month – Drop-in Critique

5th Wednesday of certain months – Social Event

In-person meetings are normally held at The Rose Room, Auburn City Hall
Click here for Rose Room at City Hall map, address, and directions.

Thank You!

 

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