Karen Schoemer

The Hudson Valley Writers Guild is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Writing Contest; the genre this year was Poetry. The winning poets and their poems are:

  • First Place: Karen Schoemer, for “November Sun”
  • Second Place:  Tom Corrado, for “Letting the Body Love What It Loves”
  • Third Place:  Jackie Craven, for “Her Daddy Was”

The judges, Howard Kogan and Cheryl A. Rice, had a daunting task. Winners were selected from 142 poems submitted by 56 poets living throughout New York State. The contest was coordinated by local author Jan Marin Tramontano.

The winners will be honored at an award ceremony and reading during the Hudson Valley Writers Guild Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 15 from 2 to 4 PM at the Albany Public Library located at 161 Washington Avenue in Albany. The program is free and open to the public.

The Hudson Valley Writers Guild sponsors a writing contest each year, with rotating genres. The genre for the next contest will be Short Fiction. Rules & submission guidelines will be announced in 2016.

It is the mission of the Hudson Valley Writers Guild to foster an active community of writers and readers by encouraging the development of local authors and providing opportunities for them to share their talents with local audiences. For more information on the guild, go to www.hvwg.org.