Cisco Writers Club Awards

The Cisco Writers Club invites you to join us Tuesday, September 7, at the American State Bank Community Room, 418 Conrad Hilton Avenue in Cisco.  It will be a special evening of celebration as we award over $300 in cash prizes in our 34th Annual Summer Writing Contest.  Be sure to bring your family and friends.

Festivities begin at 7 p.m.

This year’s judges include Larry Lawrence, former newspaper editor and book reviewer of Sweetwater, ranking Books; Lee Lewis, Cisco minister, judging Inspirational; Wesley Valek, retired Cisco College prof, assessing Short Stories; Patrick Ready, of the Eastland County Newspapers, judging Short Shots; and writer and editor Shirley Strawn of Abilene reviewing Articles.

Maybelle Trout, past stringer for Abilene Reporter-News, reviews Humorous Poetry; Judy Callarman, retired Cisco College English professor, critiques Rhymed Poetry.  Angie Cook, Cisco College–Abilene English Department, judges Unrhymed Poetry.  Julie Elrod of Gordon, publisher of, handles Columns; Jerry Eckhart of Cisco, writer of hundreds of published items, judges Nostalgia; and Evelyn Valek, past stringer for Abilene Reporter-News, ranks Children’s Stories.

Cisco Writers Club thanks these distinguished judges for their invaluable contribution.
After the presentations contestants may pick up their manuscripts, enjoy refreshments, and visit with other contestants and members who also love to. . .