Guilford Students Recognized For Their Literary Work

Benjamin Sepsenwol 12′ selected as a finalist for the Literary Festival Poetry Prize at the Lex Allen Literary Festival at Hollins University.  

About the Lex Allen Literary Festival

Hollins hosted its first Literary Festival when the creative writing program began in 1960. It’s now an annual spring event known as the Lex Allen Literary Festival, named in honor of the former Hollins English professor. Writers-in-residence take part, along with other guests, who over the years have included Elizabeth Janeway, William Styron, John Barth, James Dickey, Richard Wilbur, Maxine Kumin, Lisel Mueller, Doris Betts, Diane Wakoski, Elizabeth Spencer, and many others.

Undergraduate college students are invited to submit up to three poems and/or up to two short stories for:

Literary Festival Poetry Prize ($100) Literary Festival Fiction Prize ($100)

All entries must include the author’s name and contact information (e-mail or phone number) and the name, city, and state of the author’s college or university. All fiction must be double-spaced. (

Jack Arthur Wood 12′ awarded an Honorable Mention by the  North Carolina College Media Association for “Holy Wishing,” a poem published in the 2011 issue of the Greenleaf Review.

About the North Carolina College Media Association

The N.C. College Media Association formed in December 2007 and offered its initial one-day conference on Saturday, April 5, 2008, in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. That conference marked the launch of the N.C. College Media Association, based in the N.C. Scholastic Media Association offices. Sessions focused on fall 2008 election coverage. Other topics included photography management, adviser networking, understanding polls, open government and technology troubleshooting.   N.C. State University’s Office of Student Media hosted the 2009 conference. Sessions addressed business/economic coverage and new media – such as Soundslides and incorporating video into websites. The 2010 conference at Elon University focused on the business side of media. Several Elon School of Communication faculty taught sessions in design, multimedia and photography. The 2011 conference at Appalachian State University featured sessions on covering the arts. Representatives of the arts community offered instruction in review writing, arts coverage and design.

The N.C. College Media Association launched a statewide college media contest in 2009. Yearbooks, literary magazines, newspapers and online news sites are encouraged to submit entries for this Best of Show competition. Contest deadlines are Dec. 1. (


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