DOWNEY - Lorine Parks, a poet and regular contributor to The Downey Patriot's "Poet's Corner," has won first place in a non-fiction contest sponsored by Writers' Workshop West of Downey.Parks won for her entry "So Small." Second place went to Peggy Smith for "Dogs Are Smarter Than People." Yolanda Adele's "All Shook Up," her account of meeting Elvis Presley in Las Vegas, won third place. The winners were awarded cash and certificate prizes at the Writers' Workshop West meeting Aug. 18. The next competition due in November will be for fiction. Several competitions are held each year including poetry. Potential members and visitors are welcome to the meetings, which are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Downey High School library. For more information, call (562) 862-3106.
********** Published: September 4, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 20