The Cape Canaveral Branch of the National League of American Pen Women swept the awards at the Florida State Association 2009 Conference in Sarasota last weekend. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cape Canaveral Branch, and this is a great way to celebrate.
Carmen Beecher - Award of Excellence for "The Graduate"
Melany Duquin Smith - First Place Music (Vocal) "Keep on Growing" AND she also won a Special Award: American Pen Women Scholarship for Continuing Education.
- First Place (Short story) "The Children's Lesson"
- First Place (Unpublished Adult Fiction) "Menopause Rocks"
Elizabeth Fay Picardi - First Place Free Form Poetry "Stretching Curtains"
Mary Dall - First Place (Unpublished Young Adult) "Bob!"
Diana Etheridge - Second Place "Cook-n-Rhyme with Kids"
Anna Flowers - Second Place "Wanton Woman"
Newsletter - Only one award was given. It went to the Cape Canaveral Branch for an overall superior newsletter and the one that served its members best (Other branches asked for copies in hopes of improving theirs!). The judges especially liked the lively colorful format, Focus-On pieces and electronic delivery.
For membership information, contact Bev Huttinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.