Memoir Writing Contest Winners: Father’s Day and Stories of June

by Matilda Butler on June 19, 2011

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June Memoir Contest Winners Announced

memoir-writing, memoir contest, writing tips, memoir writing contest winner, memoir, autobiographyIt’s that time again — an announcement of winners — winners of our fifth memoir writing contest for 2011. Kendra and I are pleased to have so many women send us their memoir contest entries. We have entries both from women who have entered before and from women who have entered for the first time. In our final set of winners, we have a variety of stories. Like last month that focused on Mother’s Day, we had some entries with wonderful recollections and some with difficult ones. These are marvelously honest stories that show how others influence our lives.

The entries this month were easy to categorize — some were about fathers and Father’s Day. Others were about June with all of its ties to summer. Kendra and I read the entries in order to select the best ones. We hope you enjoy reading the stories as we publish them. All the winners are announced below. Later today we will publish the first place winner in each of our two categories. All other winners will be published later this year.

Note: If you did not win this month, we want you to know that we appreciate your contest entry. It takes courage and determination to write you story and submit it. That is a real accomplishment. We urge you to enter one of our future contests. There are numerous topics in the coming contests. For the complete list, go to: http://WomensMemoirs.com/contests.

Below is the complete list of winners. The two First Place winning stories will appear later today. One this morning at 10 am and the second at 2 pm (PDT). We hope you’ll return and read both. The Honorable Mentions will be published in the fall.

THE MEMOIR CONTEST WINNERS

IT’S JUNE CATEGORY

First Place

Cathie Borrie for Take Your Marks

Honorable Mentions

(in alphabetical order)

Sara Etgen-Baker for Shady Acres Day Camp
Kathleen Hewitt for Salty June Nights

FATHER’S DAY CATEGORY

First Place

Nancy Julien Kopp for Driving with Dad

Honorable Mentions

(in alphabetical order)

Marcia Noren for Myth and Fact

Kelly Wright for Fishing Heaven

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Congratulations to these winners. We hope you enjoy their stories. Be sure to visit this site at 10 am and 2 pm (PDT) for

TWO FIRST PLACE MEMOIR STORIES
– one celebrating June memories and the other honoring a father.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly Ann Wright June 19, 2011 at

Thank you for honorable mention – it was a honor to know the two father’s I wrote about – oh fish on! got to go.

Matilda Butler June 19, 2011 at

Hi Kelly:

Great Story filled with emotion. Thanks for your entry.

–Matilda

Nancy Julien Kopp June 19, 2011 at

What a lovely surprise to find my name in the First Place Winner for Father’s Day category. Just wish my dad were alive to share the joy of my achieving an honor like this.

http://www.writergrannysworld.blogspot.com

Cathie Borrie June 19, 2011 at

Thrilled to be honored by you! Many thanks indeed.
Kind regards,
Cathie

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