Cerro Coso Community College

Literary Awards Ceremony April 24

Literary Awards Ceremony April 24

Metamorphoses, in cooperation with the English Department at Cerro Coso Community College will host the 2015 Met Awards for Creative Writing on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the College Student Center.

Cerro Coso and service area high school students were invited to submit poetry and flash fiction – very short stories sometimes called short shorts, of between 500 and 1,000 words. Family and friends are invited to attend the celebration and readings in honor of this year’s fiction and poetry award recipients.

2015 Met Awardees to be honored include:

College Fiction: First Place - Jennifer Jones for “We Are Gathered Here Today; Second Place - Rey David Morales for “Donald”; and Honorable Mention - Shari Allison for “Father Nickolas”, Meritzel Herrera for “ignorance is Bliss”, Korinza Elaine Shlanta for “January 17, 2438”, and Austin Ream for “Sweet Mary Jane”.

High School Fiction: First Place - Grace Kameyo Griego for “Control”; Second Place – Sydney Marler for “Ambition”, and Honorable Mention – Emma Gilmartin for “The Real Coward”.

College Poetry: First Place - Jennifer Jones for “Undecided”; Second Place - Sophie R. Walker for “Hummingbird”, and Honorable Mention - Michelle A. Lundberg for “Mom”, Alas Tarin for “The Last Supper”, and Steffeni M. Moreno for “Repeat”.

High School Poetry: First Place - Kelsey Saxton Hire for “Seventeen”; Second Place - Emma K. Heflin for “Paper Skin”; and Honorable Mention - Emma Gilmartin for “The Steppe Girl”.

Creative Non-Fiction: First Place - Regan Wolfe for “San Jose City College”; and Second Place - Alex Tellez for “The Greatest Story”.

All 1st and 2nd place authors received a $50 or $25 gift card. And all recipients, including honorable mentions, received award certificates.

Published annually by Cerro Coso Community College, Met features both established and emerging twenty-first century voices and visions from a variety of perspectives. Met considers work by Cerro Coso students, faculty, staff, alumni, and invited guest writers and artists. Special consideration is given to pieces which highlight in some way the geographic service areas of the college.

View the latest short stories, poems, essays, and artwork in the current issue at http://metamorphosesonline.blospot.com/.