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SENIOR NEWS Newspaper is a monthly publication for the 50 plus  population, serving metro Atlanta, Augusta, and Macon. 

 

 

 

Finding India in Artesia

Story by Andrea Gross; photos by Irv Green

 

I pass on wearing a bindi (red dot) on my forehead, because in many parts of India it has a religious significance, but I do want to don a sari. I raise my arms as a salesperson takes a nine-foot strip of ruby red silk, makes a few deft moves and within minutes transforms me from a khaki-bedecked tourist to a classically-clad Indian woman.  read more

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Georgia Writers Museum Announces Amateur Creative Writing Contest for 2014

The Georgia Writers Museum is sponsoring its second annual Amateur Creative Writing Contest.  Entries will be received from June 15th – August 15th.  “We are hoping to showcase the writing of more authors this year,” said Jack Shinneman, President of the museum.  “Last year, we had a variety of entries from a diverse field of authors who ranged in age from 18 to 80-something.  We want more of the same this year,” added Shinneman. 

Some general guidelines for the contest are that entries must be original, unpublished literary works in the genre of a short story, flash prose, essay, biography or memoir.  No poetry will be accepted.  Entries are limited to 750 words and must be in the form of an email document, not a pdf.  The entry fee is $20 per entry, with a limit of 3 entries per author.  Typed copies of submissions and payment must be mailed to: Amateur Creative Writing Contest; P.O. Box 2934; Eatonton, GA 31024 by the August 15th deadline.  Authors will then receive information on where to forward an electronic copy of their work(s) as an attachment to email. 

 A panel of 3 sub-judges will read each entry with no identifying information contained.  The top 3 and honorable mention choices from each judge will be sent to the head judge for a final decision of the winners.  The First prize winner receives a cash prize o $125.00 and will have his/her work published in Lakelife Magazine and The Eatonton Messenger Newspaper.   The Second Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of $75.00, the Third Prize winner gets a $25 cash prize and an Honorable Mention Ribbon will be awarded.  All winning entries will be published in a contest brochure, along with brief bios of all contributors.  An awards reception will be held October 10 at 6 PM at the temporary home of the Georgia Writers Museum, 109 S. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton, Georgia 31024.  

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