2009 Memoirs/Personal Essay Winners

Announcing the Memoirs/Personal Essay winners of the 78th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition
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Announcing the Memoirs/Personal Essay winners of the 78th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Memoirs/Personal Essay Winners

Winner:
KarenZ.Duffy
VentnorNJ

  1. StephenP.Koch
    MontgomeryTX
  2. SandraL.Staton-Taiwo
    YorkPA
  3. DeniseWalsh Brown
    CantonOH
  4. EbonyAdomanis
    ALBUQUERQUENM
  5. MarcellineBurns
    OxnardCA
  6. JenniferScharf
    BostonMA
  7. LindaAschbrenner
    MarshfieldWI
  8. EvaDitler
    CoronadoCA
  9. Kathleen M.M.Long
    BeaverOR
  10. DoriGillam
    SeattleWA
  11. RachelKuhnle
    Honey CreekIA
  12. MarkAbellera
    NYCNY
  13. JudyBelsky
    SEATTLEWA
  14. BarbaraPritchard
    Las VegasNV
  15. JerryKaufmann
    Parma HeightsOH
  16. SuzanneHandler
    Greenwood VillageCO
  17. JoelEckstein
    Los AngelesCA
  18. SusanWilliamson
    Rural HallNC
  19. ChristopherFahy
    ThomastonME
  20. SandraLampella
    PortlandOR
  21. NoelleJohnson
    House SpringsMO
  22. ElizabethKrakow
    Corte MaderaCA
  23. Marcia J.J.Sargent
    Laguna BeachCA
  24. S. Belle Karper
    CalabasasCA
  25. RobynnReilly
    ClovisCA
  26. JudyBelsky
    SEATTLEWA
  27. RalphRyan
    ReddingCA
  28. MariaFeldman
    ChicagoIL
  29. DebFarrow
    East HaddamCT
  30. AlanOlifson
    sherman oaksCA
  31. MargaretHoleman
    HopeAK
  32. VeronicaSullivan
    Old BridgeNJ
  33. Lisa-marieFusco
    Brandon FL
  34. MarciaMoston
    TaylorsSC
  35. BarbaraChamberlain
    AptosCA
  36. DoloresRunyon
    DallasTX
  37. DanTomasulo
    Sea GirtNJ
  38. LanRoberts
    San JoseCA
  39. StanleyM.Weintraub
    St. AugustineFL
  40. RobertaMiles
    ChicagoIL
  41. DebLehman
    FanwoodNJ
  42. TaineWatkins
    BloomingtonIN
  43. MaryK.Hull
    Las VegasNV
  44. AliceGrant Bingner
    Ann ArborMI
  45. TharinSchwinefus
    Iowa CityIA
  46. BeckyBrowder
    JacksonvilleAL
  47. JessicaDeLandra
    West HavenCT
  48. PatrickCaneday
    BurbankCA
  49. ConstanceHoffman
    BurkeSD
  50. NancyRyan
    SeabeckWA
  51. SaaraDutton
    New YorkNY
  52. PhilGoldman
    WarwickRI
  53. AlexandraPecci
    PlaistowNH
  54. RuthTick
    VeniceFL
  55. SharonRea
    BellevueNE
  56. LoisCowan
    MarathonFL
  57. CandyFarlow
    QuinbyVA
  58. LeahKochSower
    MarionIN
  59. BritWilliams
    AustinTX
  60. Thomas M.Davis
    Huntington StationNY
  61. JudyRoss
    Los AngelesCA
  62. DanBolchoz
    WilliamsburgVA
  63. BrendaWatterson
    AlgonquinIL
  64. RachaelSokolowski
    TruroMA
  65. SarahYonder
    SaginawMI
  66. RosemarieChaney
    MassillonOH
  67. JessicaSoleil
    PortlandOR
  68. MelissaCook
    SpanawayWA
  69. PatTyler
    CotatiCA
  70. LisaA.Martin
    BurbankCA
  71. Scarlett L.Mayfield
    ClarksvilleTN
  72. CarolynMcGovern
    ManalapanNJ
  73. KathrynMallinger
    RoanokeVA
  74. JulieCurtis
    BethelCT
  75. MarciaKaplan
    SunnyvaleCA
  76. RobinWhitson-O'Flinn
    SiltCO
  77. ConnieVaughn
    CincinnatiOH
  78. CorinneRumley
    Baton Rouge LA
  79. NikkiTiani
    IrwinPA
  80. James M. Doumas
    Port OrangeFL
  81. Lisa-marieFusco
    Brandon FL
  82. Kimberly K.Schwartz
    Burr OakMI
  83. RobertaMiles
    ChicagoIL
  84. Mary E.Spear
    DallasTX
  85. NancyCorbett
    MonroeWA
  86. RobSmythe
    BurlingtonONCanada
  87. MichelleWeidenbenner
    WarsawIN
  88. B.H.AMOK
    PALM HARBORFL
  89. E. CluffElliott
    FarmingtonNM
  90. David Bates
    HollywoodFL
  91. EdwardHaag
    GreensboroNC
  92. MichelleSangiovanni
    Huntington StationNY
  93. BillRiddle
    OdessaFL
  94. MarthaWhitfield
    DearbornMI
  95. Eileen P.Duggan
    Saint LouisMO
  96. ByronBrowne
    AustinTX
  97. Stephen J.Ranson
    ManahawkinNJ
  98. ToddTownsend
    HudsonvilleMI
  99. NicoleHayes
    Chadstone VICOtherAustralia


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

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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