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Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing
"Good poetry will deal with ordinary things... and still manage to evoke a sense of wonder, of the miraculous." -JWM
The Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing is a contest hosted anually 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.com.
Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing Fall 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
The rest of the final top ten include:
Below: 2005 Wyatt Faculty Award winner Frederick Smock who held a reading and discussion at this year's contest signs copies of The Deer at Gethsemani: Eclouges.
Below: People gather in Garret Conference Center lobby for Jim Wayne Miller Celebration.
Below: WKU welcomes the Emeriti with a good looking cake!
Left and Below: Frederick Smocks speaks at Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing in Garret on Oct. 23, 2011