6 Students Awarded for Their Winning Writing

Globe University-La Crosse students earning degrees in criminal justice, business, medical assisting, and information technology were awarded for their exceptional creative writing in the campus’ annual Creative Quill Writing Contest.

Published once a year, the Creative Quill is the university’s literary journal that features current students’ poetry and lyrics, fiction and drama, and creative non-fiction from all 29 campuses in the Globe University network of schools.

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Globe University student writers Scott McBride and Daniel Erickson

Each piece was selected by the committee based on its extraordinary use of imagery, plot structure, character development, economy of language, and its ability to move the soul of any reader.

Top Winners:

Scott McBride’s fictional story, “The Turkey Bowl” takes readers back in time to a muddy outdoor childhood football game. Scott is pursuing a business administration degree.

Ramon Moses’ winning poem, “World on a String” inspires citizens to break free of society’s constricting ideal of money. Ramon is studying criminal justice at Globe University.

Daniel Erickson’s creative nonfiction story, “Costs of War” recalls still-living memories of the war he fought in the Middle East. Daniel achieved an associate IT degree from Globe-La Crosse and returned to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Honorable Mentions:

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Globe student Ramon Moses wrote the winning poem

Jenny Witt’s poem, “September 11, 2001,” Pauline Watters’ poem “Best Friend,” and George Fogleson’s creative nonfiction story, “Grandma’s Message” commemorates the loss of family and friends that have inspired them.

The top winners in each genre received a copy of the recent issue of the Creative Quill 2012, which features six Globe University-La Crosse students’ work, and a Barnes and Noble gift certificate.  All manuscripts will be considered for publication in the upcoming 2013 issue of the journal.

Please congratulate these writers when you see them on their hard work!

Want to be the next writing winner? Enroll in Creative Writing next quarter at Globe University-La Crosse and learn how to take your poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to the next level by creating must-see settings, sensory images, and characters readers will want to see again and again.

For more information about the Creative Quill and/or how to submit, email Jodie Liedke, General Education/Service Learning Coordinator and Creative Quill Lead.

This post was written by Jodie Liedke. Liedke, a true Wisconsinite, having labored four summers in a mozzarella factory, received her BA from Lakeland College and her Masters in Fine Arts from Wichita State University in Kansas.  Liedke is the General Education and Service-Learning Coordinator, a Creative Quill and Writing Across the Curriculum lead, and the advisor/instructor for GLUWW (Globe La Crosse Writers Write). When not writing creatively, Liedke enjoys watching films, exploring the outdoors, and biking.