The City's Cultural Arts Commission announced the winners of the inaugural Geneva Write Now short story contest.
The contest invited budding and experienced Geneva writers - both adults and students in middle school and high school - to share their original work. The contest theme was Geneva in the year 2020 or 2021. Family-friendly fiction or nonfiction stories with a maximum 1,200 words were accepted.
Winners in the various categories included:
Paula Garrett, first place; Todd Hertz and Elysse Toma, second-place tie; and Mary Pastorello, third place
Grace Cieslikowski, first place.
Evelyn Barrett, first place; Elena Ramirez, second place; and Tullia Pastorello, third place
The winning stories are available to read on the City's website. Thank you to everyone who shared their creative writing to make this new program a success.