Cecil Castellucci - Short Story Awards Speaker

Cecil Castellucci's in town to be the guest speaker for the Awards Ceremony of the short story writing contest, It's All Write! #140 stories were submitted to the contest, and all Finalists have been notified. Congratulations to ALL writers who turned in a story.
Cecil is the author of Boy Proof and her upcoming novel Queen of Cool. She will be discussing the craft of writing and presenting awards to the winenrs. 1:00 - 1:45 pm Modern Language Building on Thayer Street, Lecture Room 1. All Welcome.

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How many finalists were there?

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Between 11 and 20 for each age group, or thereabouts. That's a ballpark figure, as I was not personally involved.


Were the winners of each age group called?


Ummm.. finalists were asked to attend the ceremony I think.. I am not sure if the winners are notified ahead of time or not..


Yeah they were notified. Leinad mentioned this well over a week ago.


The finalists were announced ahead of time. I believe that the winners were not.

Although I didn't win, I had fun, it was a nice little awards ceremony. I hear that we'll get to read the stories by the winners. I'm looking forward to that.

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The winners were not told ahead of time, no. I placed in my category and wasn't notified ahead of time, I did this last year also and was a finalist, and I got the same notice as last year.

For anyone who went, wasn't it crowded? But I though Cecil was fantastic, I'm going to her book signing tonight :)


Congratulations for placing. I went, I was a finalist, but I didn't place in the top 3. I agree, Cecil was really good. She seemed really down to earth and had a good relevant topic. It was a very enjoyable hour.

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Exactly, the woman who spoke last year was also very good, but she mostly told us about herself, her books, her life. Cecil gave us advice and such. Inspiring.


There were 3 age categories, (middle 6-7-8/high school 9/10, and high school 11/12) There were the most entries in the middle school category, so consequently they had more 'finalists' #18, the 9th/10th category had #14 finalists, and the 11th/12th grade category had #11 finalists. All 'finalists' were sent a letter about 3 weeks prior to the Awards Ceremony and the 1st,2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category were announced at the program.