The winners of Mount Saint Mary College’s Creative Writing Contest read their winning entries to the campus community during a recent open mic event in the Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center.
The contest was spearheaded by the college’s Writing Center. There were two winning entries per category. Each first-place winner received a gift card for $125.
The winners were:
First Place: Jennarose Colucci of Massapequa Park, N.Y., an Education major, for Suicide at Sea
Runner-up: Catherine Masayda of Watertown, Conn., a Nursing major, for Internal Wounds
First Place: Shirley Quezada of Westbury, N.Y., a Biology major, for The Chase
Runner-up: Alexandra Del Valle of Newburgh, N.Y., a Nursing major, for Death
Creative Nonfiction/Narrative Journalism
First Place: Caitlyn Garrigan of Staten Island, N.Y, an English major, for Please! Come Back in Ten Years
Runner-up: Nytalya Frye of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., an English major, for The Deer on the Hill
Play or Screenplay
First Place: Clarissa Hill of Sparrow Bush, N.Y., a Business Management and Administration major, for Ding Dong Ditch
Runner-up: Sarah Seymour of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., a Psychology major, for In the Dark
In addition to the Writing Contest, the Mount’s Writing Center sponsors a variety of events for students throughout the year. The center’s tutors assist Mount students in all stages of the writing process, including brainstorming and organizing ideas; structuring sentences, paragraphs, and essays; strengthening argumentation; incorporating research; appropriate systems of citation; and improving grammar and style.