Elementary through middle school Writes of Spring winners were recognized May 2 and high school winners were recognized May 7 at the South Regional Library of Lafayette. The High School ceremony also featured a talk by young adult author Sarah Guillory.
The Writes of Spring is an annual writing contest that encourages students in grades K-12 from Acadiana to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in English and French.
Winners received a printed anthology of the winning pieces, donated by Touche Printing and Signs.
Some of the high school winners of the Writes of Spring contest, with YA author Sarah Guillory, are front row, from left: Janine LeBlanc, Alexandra Gjertson, Hope Johnston, Victoria Latiolais; second row: Brennan Higginbotham, Paul Guilliot, Cameron Baker, Elise LaFleur, Author Sarah Guillory, Benjamin Mouton, Mary Broussard; and third row: Brayden Dupuy, Gerard Drake, Bennet Narby, Aiden Fletcher, Seth Jones.
Louisiana Book News is written by Cheré Coen, the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “ExploringCajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” Write her at firstname.lastname@example.org.