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A public reception and reading will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Student Lounge of McVean Student Center at Jefferson Community College to recognize winners of the 2013 North Country Writer’s Contest.

Winners of the 2013 North Country Writers Contest and the titles of their works:

Poetry: Michael L. Keck, Black River, “There Are Not Many”

Short Fiction: Bob Comenole, Watertown, “Amendments”

Essay/nonfiction: Siraj A. Sindhu, Watertown, “A Decade of Ramadans in Watertown”

Honorable mentions:

Poetry: George DeChant, Saranac Lake, “trout fishing viii” and Shannel Garrow, Hogansburg, “Sage”

Short fiction: Jayn M. Graves, Watertown, “The Monkey Girls”

Essay/nonfiction: Allan J. Ferguson, Homer, “Fred”

Contestants will read their entries at Thursday’s event. Winning writers were awarded $100. Honorable mention award recipients were awarded $25. Both winning and honorable mention submissions will be published in early November on JCC’s website at www.sunyjefferson.edu.

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