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First Drafts: A reading of new works-in-progress
by the Pine Plains Writers’ Group

First Drafts, New Works

A reading of poetry, fiction and nonfiction

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7 – 8:30 pm
Pine Plains Community Room (accessible)
7775 South Main Street, Pine Plains, NY
Light Refreshments

FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library are pleased to present a reading of new, original work by the Pine Plains Writers’ Group on Wednesday evening, November 14, 2018,

7 – 8:30 pm. The event will take place in the Community Room at 7775 South Main Street in Pine Plains, with playwright, teacher and Pine Plains town supervisor Darrah Cloud making the introductions. Light refreshment will be served. The event is free.

Join us for a variety of new fiction, non-fiction and poetry – humor, too. Enjoy the different styles and authentic voices of the Pine Plains writers on Wednesday, November 14.

First Drafts public reading by the Pine Plains Writers Group is sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library.

2017 Young Writers Contest Awards Ceremony

Grades 6-8 Hannah Coon, Liam Bower, Paige Arent, Victoria Douglass, Otto Croshier

Grades 9-12 Juliana Losee, Claire Norman, Samantha Losee

2017 Young Writers Contest Winners

GRADES 6-8

Poetry

1st place Hannah Coon “Time Somebody Told Me” Grade 6

2nd place Izzy Cruz “Forever Changed My Life” Grade 8

3rd place Annette Prezzano “Dear Self” Grade 7

Honorable Mention

Krystal Hegarty “But I Love Him” Grade 6

Zachary Wessel “Just Because” Grade 6

Non Fiction

1st place Hannah Coon “Irena Sendler” Grade 6

2nd place Britney Mercado “Summary of Unbroken” Grade 8

3rd place Paige Arent “St. Joan of Arc” Grade 6

Honorable Mention

Aaminah Syed “Are Social Media Websites Neutral For Us?” Grade 8

Alex Storm “Should Pit Bulls Be Illegal To Have As Pets?” Grade 8

Evan McCarthy “Our Sole Survivor” Grade 8

Lucas Lejeune “First Flight” Grade 8

Rebekah Lamont “My Biggest Fear Became Reality” Grade 8

Ariana Foglia “My Life” Grade 8

Victoria Douglass “Educations In My Early Life” Grade 8

George Bruce “Is The NFL Trying To Protect Their Players?” Grade 8

Fiction

1st place Otto Croshier “A Walk In The Woods The Door. . . ” Grade 8

2nd place Liam Bower “Battle Block Theatre” Grade 6

3rd place Giovaniel Flores Martinez “Random Powers” Grade 8

Honorable Mention

Kristian Wilson “Fell” Grade 8

Dillon Maisonet “Zero” Grade 8

Taylor Dykeman “Ivory’s Confidence” Grade 8

Victoria Douglas “Sofia And The Bullies” Grade 8

Michael Dillinger “Turbo Spool” Grade 8

Dalton Burns “The Lost Man” Grade 8

Kaylynn Bahorik “Life Is Worth Living” Grade 8

Raegan Smith “A Perfect Life” Grade 6

Tyler Coons “The Monsters In The Attic” Grade 6

Adolfo Lopez Cruz “The Stranded Man” Grade 8

GRADES 9-12

Poetry

1st place Mollie “Ty” Egan “The Sky Was Pink, Then Black” Grade 12

2nd place Juliana Losee “Unrelenting” Grade 10

3rd place Sierra Kapple “Light Without Darkness” Grade 10

Honorable Mention

Theodore E. Secor “The Tempest Feeds” Grade 12

Fiction

1st place Samantha Losee “Good Advice And A Glimpse Of The Future” Grade 11

2nd place Mari Thompson “Velvet Horrors” Grade 12

3rd place Sierra Kapple “The Monster” Grade 10

Academic Non Fiction (with works cited)

1st place Juliana Losee “Feminism” Grade 10

2nd place Mari Thompson “Bringing Prostitution Out Of The Darkness” Grade 12

Creative Non Fiction (memoir)

1st place Claire Norman “A Sea Of Pink” Grade 11

 

Holiday Luncheon and Concert 2016

Luncheon sponsored by Pine Plains Recreation and the Friends. Food from The Platter.

Luncheon sponsored by Pine Plains Recreation and the Friends. Food from The Platter.

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Ray Christiansen greets our young at heart seniors

Good friends and good conversation.

Good friends and good conversation.

waiting for the concert

waiting for the concert

our ladies in red

our ladies in red

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The Jazz Ensemble - Pamela Pentony, vocalist; Jim Curtin, bass; Peter Tomlinsen, keyboard.

The Jazz Ensemble – Pamela Pentony, vocalist; Jim Curtin, bass; Peter Tomlinsen, keyboard.

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small town of Pine Plains but with a big heart!

small town of Pine Plains but with a big heart!