From July 23 through August 6, we delivered daily writing prompts, and you delivered high quality prose and poetry. Of our 31 participants, half were members, and more than half submitted a Golden Line every day. Our highest total daily word count was also our youngest participant twelve year old Cora Kaufman of California, who wrote more than 10,000 words over the course of the challenge. Our member winner of the word count challenge was local writer Jessi Waugh with more than 5,000 words submitted, and member Joyce Allan was our perfect attendance winner. Of the 100+ Golden Lines submitted, Jennifer Heironomous received the most member votes for her evocative submission “All she has is a homemade bag containing exactly what she needs.”
We celebrated our winners at our first event of the new season with wine, hors d’oeuvres, music, and mingling as well as open mic readings by new and veteran members.