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2008 Memoirs/Personal Essay Winner

Announcing the Memoirs/Personal Essay winners of the 77th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition
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Announcing the Memoirs/Personal Essay winners of the 77th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Memoirs/Personal Essay

Winner:
Jeremy Sony
Columbus OH

  1. SandraStaton-Taiwo
    YorkPA
  2. MelissaBarnes
    KirklandWA
  3. KatherineHengel
    MinneapolisMN
  4. BeatriceGeorgalidis
    BrooklynNY
  5. HollyThomas
    SullivanIL
  6. GeorgiaHoffman
    SandyOR
  7. DawnCarter
    RichmondVA
  8. SarahAllen
    ProvoUT
  9. LavonHood
    ClarksdaleMS
  10. BrandySnider
    Sandy UT
  11. LaurieBalbo
    Little FallsNJ
  12. MatthewDeFaveri
    MariettaGA
  13. ChristineW.Ross
    Glens FallsNY
  14. LuigiA.Barney
    LathamNY
  15. henrycjadow
    new yorkNY
  16. ElizabethBlack
    DouglasWY
  17. CharityWhisman
    MiddletownIN
  18. TimJohnson
    West LinnOR
  19. Mary-JaneGallienne
    WaterdownONCanada
  20. TinaJin
    TorontoONCanada
  21. DamonBrown
    NewfieldNJ
  22. PatriciaJackson
    EnglewoodCO
  23. DebraSayble-Thornbrugh
    OceansideCA
  24. KatriceR.Cyphers
    PortlandOR
  25. FloraReekstin
    LittletonCO
  26. T. C.Tanis
    EnglewoodNJ
  27. TomMorris
    LynchburgVA
  28. AnitaJensenMitchell
    Salt Lake CityUT
  29. R. ThomasFox
    Laguna BeachCA
  30. LauraKnight
    OrlandoFL
  31. AliceL.George
    PhiladelphiaPA
  32. ThelmaAdams
    Hyde ParkNY
  33. GailStrickland
    Belvedere-tiburonCA
  34. KarlWilliams (aka KarlThaler)
    TunkhannockPA
  35. HilaryHansen
    ReisterstownMD
  36. ElizabethEmerson
    KennebunkME
  37. RichardThayer
    ThomasvilleNC
  38. SonjaStone
    ScottsdaleAZ
  39. G. RobertZambs
    FairhopeAL
  40. joshbutler
    cuyahoga FallsOH
  41. LindaMoorAnelli
    West DoverVT
  42. JoanneE.Dumene
    AlexandriaVA
  43. SimoneMimbs
    OxnardCA
  44. RachaelHanel
    Madison LakeMN
  45. SeptemberVaudrey
    InvernessIL
  46. RichardE.Reed
    NashvilleTN
  47. JocelynKrieger
    BOCA RATONFL
  48. WalterRein
    MicavilleNC
  49. MeghanKrein
    ScottsdaleAZ
  50. MicheleHerman
    New YorkNY
  51. PaulaSurrey
    AuburnME
  52. DodieCross
    ChelanWA
  53. VickiNagel
    Van NuysCA
  54. MaryKolesnikova
    San FranciscoCA
  55. KatherineBaker
    PhiladelphiaPA
  56. LanaDanielleJacobson
    JohannesburgSouth Africa
  57. JoanSmith
    Seal BeachCA
  58. CarrieFriedman
    Los AngelesCA
  59. DanielFonder
    North BrunswickNJ
  60. LindaWentz
    Port AngelesWA
  61. DonnaReamesRich
    Pine MountainGA
  62. ArtHoskins
    LibertyvilleIL
  63. ArleneScott
    Tarpon SpringsFL
  64. LindaHudsonHoagland
    North TazewellVA
  65. JosephPantatello
    LevittownNY
  66. MaryA.Best
    RochesterMN
  67. AllanC.Stover
    The VillagesFL
  68. L. M.Smelser, Ph.D.
    BrightonMI
  69. GeorgeHeiring
    EatontonGA
  70. CherylS.Smith
    Port AngelesWA
  71. PamelaB.Blake
    FreeportME
  72. KathyConnor
    MadisonCT
  73. J.T.Damiani
    JacksonvilleFL
  74. JodiePlatt
    CaliforniaCA
  75. JaniceEdelman
    Huntingdon ValleyPA
  76. RhondaLeverett
    The WoodlandsTX
  77. MonicaJames
    MerrickNY
  78. MarthaCulp
    Johnson CityTN
  79. DavidW.Page
    WilmingtonVT
  80. SusanneLee
    MoorparkCA
  81. AnnaF.Hess
    NapaCA
  82. ArnotMcCallum
    TecumsehONCanada
  83. DeniseAmberRyan
    PaysonAZ
  84. LyndaZacharias
    WellfleetMA
  85. ElaineMcFarlandRadney
    Colorado SpringsCO
  86. ValerieCole
    RochesterNY
  87. CatherineDenton
    TulsaOK
  88. FranHooker
    Saint LouisMO
  89. DeniseAmberRyan
    PaysonAZ
  90. JacquelineMartin
    WestcliffeCO
  91. SandraBellissimo
    WhitefishMT
  92. CarolL.Scot
    LansingMI
  93. AlineKuhl
    CincinnatiOH
  94. EleanorOakes
    PhoenixAZ
  95. LynnHartsell
    ParadiseCA
  96. LoraL.Crommett
    Lake San MarcosCA
  97. JillPertler
    CloquetMN
  98. ElizabethC.Hueben
    Sugar LandTX
  99. M. K.Landstein
    ClermontFL

Click on the category name below to see the top 100 winners in each area:

Grand Prize Winner
Children's/YA Fiction
Feature Article
Genre Short Story
Inspirational
Mainstream Fiction
Nonrhyming Poetry
Memoir/Personal Essay
Rhyming Poetry
Stageplay
Screenplay

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