Thank you to everyone who came to the reception today and made it such a wonderful event. My special thanks to:

Everyone who entered the competition

Charles Crosby and the Cryer for sponsoring our named awards and speaking at the reception today

Nancy Randolph and Just Write Books for sponsoring the Maine Nonfiction Award

Linda Baker for presenting the Maine Nonfiction Award today

Our judges this year: Shannon Bowring, Peter N. Dudar, Laufey and Helene McGlauflin

The Friends of the Public Library, especially Melissa Hoy, Mathea Hoy and Ruth Mlotek for their help

The staff at Topsham Public Library

Congratulations to all the winners!

Watch this space–the winner’s work will be posted soon and there will also be photos and an article in The Cryer!

The Results Are In!

Thank you so much to all entrants for entering the Joy of the Pen this year. Our judges have given their decision and all of the winners and honorable mentions have been contacted. If you are one of those winners, congratulations! If you are not then we would highly recommend that you enter the competition next year (submissions open in September). I would like to invite everyone to come and hang out with us on Saturday, November 18th at 1pm for the reception.