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Poe Young Writers’ Competition winners and finalists named
The Library of Virginia, the Poe Museum, and Comcast have announced the winners and finalists of the "Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster" Young Writers' Competition. High school students were invited to submit their poetry and short stories, written in the veins of the genres Poe mastered—mystery, science fiction, and horror. First place winners earned a $100 savings bond and filmed reading of their winning story or poem on "Comcast ON DEMAND Local Features," second place finalists earned the same prize with a $50 savings bond, and third place finalists and "People’s Pick" Competition winners earned a Comcast Prize Pack.
First Place: “No Birds,” by Bryan Killian, 10th grade, Deep Run High School, Henrico
First Place: “Elizabeth’s Dream,” by Keely Wright, 11th Grade, Hanover High School, Hanover
Thank you to contest judges Barbara Batson, Library of Virginia; Tracy Fair Robertson, Virginia Department of Education; Emyl Jenkins, author; Frances Lively, educator; Ann Marie Seely, educator; and Chris Semtner, Edgar Allan Poe Museum.