Aug 12, 2019
by Vesta Copestakes
We are pleased to announce the ten finalists for the Discovered Awards for Emerging Literary Artists. The addition of the Literary Artists award to the Discovered program this year is possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. From these finalists, five winners will be announced later this month alongside the five winners of the Emerging Visual Artists award.
Loretta Carpio Carr (Sonoma), Non-Fiction
Leilani Clark (Santa Rosa), Non-Fiction
Ernesto Garay (Sebastopol), Poetry
Chelsea Rose Kurnick (Santa Rosa), Poetry
Joy Lanzendorfer (Petaluma), Fiction
Sean Marks (Petaluma), Fiction
Elizabeth Nordlinger (Sonoma), Fiction
Cass Pursell (Santa Rosa), Fiction
Shawna Swetech (Forestville), Poetry
Nicole Zimmerman (Penngrove), Non-Fiction
The five winners of the literary portion will be celebrated at the opening of the Discovered Awards exhibition at the Museum of Sonoma County in November 2019, excerpts of their work will be included in the the exhibition catalog, and they will give public readings during the duration of the show. Stay tuned, and congratulations to all the finalists!
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