It's All Write 2006 Short Story Judges

Thanks to the following judges of the teen's short story writing contest for area Teens! We appreciate their expertise and careful considerations of each story.
Middle School:
CHRIS HEBERT- Fiction Editor at the University of Michigan Press (previous Hopwood Winner)
AMY SUMERTON - Serves as executive editor of 'Orchid Literary Review' for three years. Her fiction can most recently be found in Red Cedar Review. She plays cello in a local band called Canada. Amy currently makes a living as assistant director for 826 Michigan, a nonprofit writing center designed to help students aged 6-18 develop their writing skills.
LARA M. ZIELIN - Author of Make Things Happen Networking for Teens and she edits the alumni publication at the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Language and the Arts.

High School:
MARGARET LAZARUS DEAN - Teaches at U of M's MFA program and has a novel coming out this fall. (previous Hopwood Winner)
LAURA KASISCHKE - Teaches at U of M's MFA program and is the author of several books of poetry and the novel Life Before Her Eyes (previous Hopwood Winner)
PATRICK O'KEEFFE - Currently a lecturer at University of Michigan, and is the 2005 Winner of the prestigious 'story prize' Award for Hill Road four long stories set in Ireland. (previous Hopwood Winner)


Everyone should read Laura Kasischke's book. It's very good. The highlight of the awards ceremony thing for me was finding out that she was a judge and therefore had read my story.

"Faulheit ist eine Tugend"

Amy S. was a judge. Nuts I wish I could have been there earlier to see her. I really enjoyed the 826 programs.