Writing contest entries due March 9

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By Kate Darnell

The Cynthiana Arts Council and Maysville Community and Technical College - Licking Valley Campus is hosting a writing contest for fiction, nonfiction and poetry pieces.

“This is all part of an effort by the college and arts council to reach out to an arts group in Harrison County and surrounding counties and recognize writing talent,” said MCTC-LVC Director Bruce Florence.

Residents 15 years of age or older and living in Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton or Bourbon County are eligible to enter manuscripts by March 9.

The unpublished manuscripts can be submitted at the college, along with a $10 reading fee for each manuscript.

Cash prizes of $25 to $500 will be awarded at a recognition banquet on April 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the college.

A lecture preceding the awards recognition and open to the public will be given by author George Ella Lyon.

With grants and donations from individuals and businesses, Florence said this year’s writing contest will be the first of many to follow.

For additional information, contact Florence at 234-8626, extension 66402 or e-mail bruce.florence@kctcs.edu. Anyone interested can also visit the college’s website at maysville.kctcs.edu.