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Pictured, left to right: Dr. Robert C. Covel, Carrollton Writers Guild president; Paisley Burklow; Deloris Covel.

 Two University of West Georgia students received monetary prizes at the English Awards Day ceremony April 19 in the Campus Center Ballroom. The ceremony culminated the Carrollton Writers Guild (CWG) sixth annual UWG Writing Competition.  

 Competition winners: 

Paisley Burklow, David Brown Memorial Award for Poetry ($200) 

 Elizabeth Biegler, Vabella Prize for Prose ($150) 

 Founded in 2005, and with more than thirty members, CWG has a mission to facilitate the art of all forms of written expression. In 2011, the club contacted Dr. Greg Fraser, professor of English and offered to sponsor a writing competition. 

 Prizes were awarded in spring, 2012. The goals were to support promising writers and strengthen links between the university and the community. 

 Dr. Margaret E. Mitchell, UWG Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing said, 

“The Carrollton Writers Guild, an impressively active group of local writers, has provided tremendous support to our Creative Writing Program in recent years by running an annual writing competition that provides both recognition and generous prizes for our most accomplished student writers.” 

 According to Dee Dee Murphy, CWG Vice President for Community Outreach, “We’re pleased to recognize the abundance of talent in UWG’s writing program.”  

 Sponsors of this year’s competition were Vabella Publishing, Dr. Bob Covel, and Deloris Covel

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