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Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing


The Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing is a contest hosted annually by WKU and is open to students in an English major or minor as well as those in creative writing classes.

The contest is named after Dr. Miller who taught German language and literature at WKU for over thirty years until his death in 1996. Among writing essays, short stories, and plays, Dr. Miller could be best known for his poetry and numerous books including: Copperhead Cane (1964), The Mountains Have Come Closer (1980), Newfound (1989), and more.

For more information on Jim Wayne Miller, please visit jimwaynemiller.net.

 


 

Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the 21st annual Jim Wayne Miller contest:

First Place – Alicyn Newman

Second Place – Bridget Yates

Third Place – Michaela Miller

 

Other finalists for the 21st annual Jim Wayne Miller contest were: 

Delaney Holt

Amber Loney

Elizabeth West

Joshua Dilley

Nathan Mayes

Casey Child

 


 

 

Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 20th annual Jim Wayne Miller (fiction) contest:

First Place – Michaela Miller

Second Place – Shaire Blythe

Third Place – Allie Call

 

The ten finalists for the 20th annual Jim Wayne Miller (fiction) contest were: 

Mike Allen

Jessica Barksdale

Shair Blythe

Allie Call

Katie Glauber

Emily Houston

Madeline Kramer

Michaela Miller

Megan Seitz

Katy Wilkins


 

Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the 19th annual Jim Wayne Miller contest:

          First Place – David Haydon

          Second Place – Hunter Conner

          Third Place – Dakota Phelps

 

The ten finalists for the 19th annual Jim Wayne Miller contest were:

         Brittany Brown

         Tanner Cole

         Hunter Conner

         David Haydon

         Jocelyn Hood 

         Jarred Johnson

         Kellie McDermott

         Dakota Phelps

         Rachel Sudbeck

         Megg Wright


 

Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the 18th annual Jim Wayne Miller contest:

          Fist place: Derek Ellis

          Second place: Bryna Sims

          Third place: Holli Frye

 

The ten finalists for the 18th annual Jim Wayne Miller contest were:

          Britanny Eldridge

          Derek Ellis

          Riley Finwood

          Isiah Fish

          Holli Frye

          Collin Hancock

          Jarred Johnson

          Kyle Marshall

          Savannah Osbourn

          Bryna Sims


 

Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the 17th annual Jim Wayne Miller contest:

First place: Maggie Woodward

Second place: Jarred Johnson

Third place: Isiah Fish

 

The ten finalists for the 17th annual Jim Wayne Miller contest were:

Isiah Fish

Rachel Hoge

Jenn Hulsey

Jarred Johnson

Georgina Kleinhalter

Brandy J. Meredith

Paul Richard Watson

Madalyn Wilbanks

Joanna Williams

Maggie Woodward

These talented writers participated in a writing workshop, conducted by illustrious author, Silas House, on October 27th. They also were recognized later that day at the 17th annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing.


 

Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing 2012

Congratulations to the winners of the 16th annual Jim Wayne Miller contest:

First place: Krystol Stinson

Second place: Isiah Fish

Third place: Jaclyn Melcher

 

Other finalists were:

Rachel Hoge

Samara Skinner

Haley Parker Rinehart

Maggie Woodward

Winners and finalists were announced at the annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing on Oct. 21, 2012, which included a reading by Lexington author Ed McClanahan. The finalists were chosen by an outside panel of judges and the winners were selected by McClanahan. The authors of the top 10 stories participated in a workshop by McClanahan.


 

Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing 2011

Congratulations to the winners of the 15th annual Jim Wayne Miller contest:

First place: Brittany Lee Cheak

Second place: James Mote Jr.

Third place: Krystol Stinson

 

Other finalists were:

Isiah Fish

Amy Lindsey

Jaclyn Melcher

Brittany Moster

Kasey Vaught

Elizabeth Wells

Clint Waters

Jim Wayne Miller

"Good poetry will deal with ordinary things...
and still manage to evoke a sense of wonder, of the miraculous."

                                    - Jim Wayne Miller

 


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