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CWW Award Winners Announced in Milwaukee Newspaper

CWW award winners and honorees got great play in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


We hope friends, family, supporters and advocates of Wisconsin’s awesome legacy of Wisconsin’s writing excellence and excellent writers will celebrate with these winners and honor them by attending the Council for Wisconsin Writers Awards Banquet on May 14 at the Wisconsin Club at 11 a.m. Details and reservation forms will be posted on http://www.wiswriters.org .


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Wisconsin Homestead Chronicler’s Voice is Stilled

Those who knew Wisconsin writer Ben Logan and his work will be interested in and saddened by this loss:

Writer Ben Logan gave voice to Wisconsin’s land and beauty

Logan, author of the much acclaimed The Land Remembers, about land his family farmed in Southwest Wisconsin, was first published in 1975.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran this tribute to Logan, who died on Friday at age 94.



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Pulitzer Finalist, But No Cigar

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson was a finalist in the Pulitzer awards for feature writing for his work on the relationships medical students form their fellow students and cadavers in their gross anatomy classes. But inexplicably, according to Pulitzer observers, neither Johnson nor either of the two other finalists in that category won the gold.

Here’s a brief mention in a story about this year’s Pulitzer winners: 2014 PULITZER WINNERS IN JOURNALISM AND ARTS.

While some Pulitzer watchers took the selection committee to task for not explaining the reason no winner emerged, in Sandra Oshiro’s article, Pulitzer board’s no-award in feature writing goes unexplained, on the Poynter Institute’s website at poynter.org, Pulitzer Prizes administrator Sig Gissler says, “It takes a majority of the 17 voting board members to declare a winner. With three nominations, clearly no single finalist drew the nine votes required to walk away with the prize. The lack of a recipient also suggests that none of finalists blew away the judges. Yet each of the nominations represented substantial work.”

That seems to explain it pretty clearly, so far as I’m concerned.

Take a look at CWW’s contest winners and honorable mentions at http://www.wiswriters.org/2013%20winners.htm, and plan to attend the annual awards banquet on May 10 at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. Details and reservation form are at http://www.wiswriters.org/banquet.htm.

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The Cap Times’ John Nichols Headlines CWW Banquet

Nice to get a mention in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper. Here’s the link:


CWW is so pleased to be honoring The Capital Times associate editor and The Nation magazine correspondent John Nichols and is honored that he will be keynote speaker at our 50th anniversary Awards Banquet on May 10, at the Wisconsin Club at 11 a.m.

It’s a thrill, too, to recognize high school writers Hannah Kinzer and Satvir Kalsi for their winning and honorable-mention essays “Thirty Thousand Feet in the Air” and “Out of the Cold, a Friend,” respectively. Hannah’s first-place win earned her a $250 award, plus another $250 for her school library.

CWW is looking forward to meeting these and all of the winning and honorable-mention writers at its May 10 banquet.

Read more about CWW, its contests, the winners and honorable mentions at http://www.wiswriters.org, and make a reservation to attend the banquet at http://www.wiswriters.org/banquet.htm.

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CWW Award Winner Gene DeWeese Takes Final Trek

Three-time Council for Wisconsin Writers award winner,  New York Times bestselling author and a Wisconsin Library Association “Notable Wisconsin Writer” Gene DeWeese lived up to his self-applied procrastinator reputation to the end. A memorial service for the 78-year-old Milwaukeean was scheduled for nearly two months after his March 19 death. At least, that’s what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported his obituary today. You can read about DeWeese’s remarkable writing career and penchant for procrastinating at http://www.jsonline.com/news/obituaries/writer-was-a-character-in-his-own-right-qs5d9d4-151322005.html.


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Well-Known Milwaukee Writer, University Instructor Dies

Wisconsin writer and poet and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee instructor Jim Hazard died unexpectedly earlier this month. Here’s the link to a story that ran in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  

Please visit the Council for Wisconsin Writers website at www.wiswriters.org.

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