EPIC Group Writers names winners of annual writing contest

EPIC Group Writers just wrapped up its annual writing contest, choosing the top poems and prose pieces from a large group of submissions by adults and students (grades 8 through 12).

The awards ceremony will be Wednesday, May 17, at 5 p.m., where first place, second  place and honorable mention recipients will be invited to read their winning work.

The winners are:

Adult Prose
First Place ~ Ed Cornachio – A Turbid Tide
Second Place ~ Margo Cunningham – Lesser-Known Facts About Cows
Honorable Mention ~  Laurie Zaleski – Travels With Ariel: What’s Up in Baker Lake?
Honorable Mention ~ Edith Satterwhite – BFF
Honorable Mention ~ Caryn Schutzler – Fledgling
Adult Poetry
First Place ~ James Backstrom – The Spring Cleaning
Second Place ~ Jean Dubois – Elysian Fields
Honorable Mention ~ Dan Gilchrist – Garden of Bones
Student Prose
First Place ~ Alexandria Carroll – The Lake
Second Place ~ Roan McAuley – The Wind
Student Poetry
First Place ~ Annabelle Yenter – Morning Jazz
Second Place ~ Finn Lunstrum – When The Ocean Went Still
Honorable Mention ~ Jillian Baer – so where did you grow up?
Honorable Mention ~ Zachary Lee – My Grace

EPIC Group Writers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Edmonds. Its mission is to create and sustain a community of writers of all levels who share, encourage and nurture the literary and other creative arts for the benefit of the community at large. For more information, visit www.epicgroupwriters.org.



  1. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to all who entered. I know the judges had so many great entries they had a hard time narrowing them down. Well done!

    Laura Moe
    EPIC Board President

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