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Posted on: June 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Geneva Write Now Short Story Contest Announced

Geneva Write Now Contest Cultural Arts Commission

The City's Cultural Arts Commission announced the winners of the inaugural Geneva Write Now short story contest.

The contest invited budding and experienced Geneva writers - both adults and students in middle school and high school - to share their original work. The contest theme was Geneva in the year 2020 or 2021. Family-friendly fiction or nonfiction stories with a maximum 1,200 words were accepted.

Winners in the various categories included:


Paula Garrett, first place; Todd Hertz and Elysse Toma, second-place tie; and Mary Pastorello, third place

High School

Grace Cieslikowski, first place.

Middle School

Evelyn Barrett, first place; Elena Ramirez, second place; and Tullia Pastorello, third place

The winning stories are available to read on the City's website. Thank you to everyone who shared their creative writing to make this new program a success.

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