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Short Story Places First

Thanks to fellow writer and CWW Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature contest honorable mention and former first-place winner Janet Halfmann for writing this article.

SM Author Jerrianne Hayslett’s Short Story Wins First-Place Prize


Hayslett serves on the CWW Board of Directors and author of the award-winning book, Anatomy of a Trial.

Learn more about CWW and its mission at www.wiswriters.org.


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Lakefly Writers Awards Presented

The Lakefly Writers Awards were announced in Oshkosh today at the Lakefly Writers Conference. First, second and third places were presented in Five Pages and Synopsis of an unpublished novel, Flash Fiction, Short Story, and Jean Nelson Essay. The winners are:

Five Pages and Synopsis

1st Place:  Peg Cadigan who lives in the greater Milwaukee area, for her work Tree Heart.

2nd Place: Ryan Hamann of Oshkosh for his A Woman Without Purpose.

3rd Place: Billy Jean Diersen of Oshkosh for her Forty-Love.

Flash Fiction

1st Place:  Dan Anderson of Fond du Lac for his story “Kids on an Overpass”.

2nd Place:  Jim Landwehr of Waukesha for his “The Year of Intended Pursuit”.

3rd Place:  Nancy Sweetland of Green Bay for her “Hostage”.

Short Story:

1st Place:  Jerrianne Hayslett of South Milwaukee for her story “The Funeral”.

2nd Place:  Alice Benson of La Crosse for her “Deep Breathing”.

3rd Place:  L.R. Babcock of Oshkosh for her “When Temptation Strikes”.

Jean Nelson Essay

1st Place:  Cathy Fox of Oshkosh for her essay “Elphaba, Green for Good”.

2nd Place:  Kathy Waldvogel of Northwestern Wisconsin for her “Let Me Introduce…Nemesis”.

3rd Place:  Michelle Adserias, who lives near Ogdensburg, for her “Antonia”.

Congratulations to each one of these winners!

More writers will be recognized for their work next Saturday, May 16, at the Council for Wisconsin Writers Awards Banquet at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. For information and to make reservations, go to http://www.wiswriters.org/2015%20banquet.htm


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Wisconsin Writer Chronicled Her O.J. Simpson Trial Role

The media has entered the year of Simpson Revisited with the upcoming 20th anniversary of the murders of O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman (June 12). Articles about the crimes and case that arose from it — The People vs. Orenthal James Simpson — have been popping up with more frequency for the past week or two. A Q&A Hartford Books Examiner’s John Valeri had with me about my role with the court and my book, Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from The People vs. O.J. Simpson, was posted on his Examiner website today. Here is John’s lead-in on his Facebook Page and a link to his article. (Sorry for the pop-ups. Just click the x to get rid of them):

“Today, I’m in conversation with Jerrianne Hayslett, who was the media liaison for the Los Angeles Superior Court during the O.J. Simpson trial.”  http://www.examiner.com/article/the-simpson-trial-revisited-jerrianne-hayslett-on-anatomy-of-a-trial-q-a

Anatomy of a Trial was a Council for Wisconsin Writers 2008 Kingery/Derleth Book-Length Nonfiction honorable mention. As a member of the CWW board of directors, my bio, along with those of the entire board is on the CWW website at http://www.wiswriters/contacts.

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Wisconsin Author Interview to Air on Public Radio

Jerrianne Hayslett’s interview about Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from The People vs. O.J. Simpson and the 1995 Simpson trial with Prof. Teresa Keller, Chair of Emory & Henry College Dept. of Mass Communications and General Manager of public radio station WEHC-FM 90.7 in southwest Virginia will air on Keller’s program “This Conversation” on WEHC-FM  at 6 p.m. tomorrow, June 26, and again on Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m.  To listen to it streamed live, go to http://www.wehc.edu and click on “Listen Live”. The program will also be archived for later listening.

Keller covered a lot of territory for this half-hour program, including what it was like to deal with the more than 1,300 credentialed news media during the run-up to and throughout the trial, some “gossipy” anecdotes recounted in the book, where the circus aspects portrayed by the news media on air and in print actually occurred, cameras in the courtroom and the biggest mistakes trial judge, Lance Ito, made.

More about Anatomy of a Trial is at http://www.anatomyofatrial.com. More about Jerrianne and her work with the courts and the media is at http://www.jerriannehayslett.com.

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Book, Author Featured on Publisher’s Blog

The University of Missouri Press, which published Jerrianne Hayslett’s book, “Anatomy of a Trial,” featured it on its blog today — interestingly, the 19th anniversary of O.J. Simpson’s white Bronco slow-speed chase. Here’s the link.  http://umissouripress.blogspot.com/2013/06/author-spotlight-jerrieanne-hayslett.html  You can also check out Jerrianne’s websites, http://anatomyofatrial.com and http://jerriannehayslett.com.


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News We Hope You Can Use

In addition of the new “News” page on the Council for Wisconsin Writers website at www.wiswriters.org, the Council is supplementing the major events and announcements posted there with this blog, which will provide more detailed information about what’s going on in the Wisconsin writing community.

The number of organizations–large, small, active, not-so active, formal, more casual, genre specific and general–abound in Wisconsin. Events for some of those organizations as well as many of their members’ publishing credits and recognition are truly impressive and contribute to Wisconsin being at the forefront of the literary world.

While this blog is not exclusively for CWW events and members, this initial post focuses on the organization’s annual contest which opened the first of this month and will close on Jan. 31, 2012. Awards will be presented to first place and honorable mention winners at the Council’s annual banquet, May 12, 2012, at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee.

Contest categories–there are nine of them–guidelines and entry forms can be found at http://www.wiswriters.org/contests.htm.

First place winners in eight categories each receive a $500 award and a week in a residency writing program with Shake Rag Alley Center for Arts and Crafts and Maplewood Lodge in Mineral Point.

 The ninth category is the Essay Award for Young Writers, which recognizes Wisconsin high school students’ nonfiction writing. First place award in that category is usually $150, but is $250 this year, thanks to a generous contribution from an anonymous patron. Qualifications and guidelines for the youth essay category are at http://www.wiswriters.org/Student_Contest_Guidelines.pdf. The entry form is at http://www.wiswriters.org/Student_Contest_Entry_Form.pdf.

You can help spread the word about the student essay contest by printing and distributing a flyer, which is at http://www.geoffgilpin.com/pdfs/CWW-Essay-Award-flyer.pdf. The flyer can be given to high school students, teachers and counselors and other interested individuals and groups and posted in libraries and other appropriate locations.

The Council for Wisconsin Writers hopes visitors to this blog will find it informative and will send items to be considered for posting to blog manager Jerrianne Hayslett at jfarhsi[at]aol.com.

Visitors who want to receive email notification when new posts are published or updated can do so by clicking on the “Follow” button at the upper right of this blog page.

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