2016 San Mateo County Fair Literary Arts Winners Announced

The winners of the San Mateo County Fair’s 2016 Literary Arts Carry the Light awards were officially announced this week. Best of show was awarded to “Up Against a Wall” by Sue Barizon, Memoir; “Abandoned Garden” by Ellaraine Lockie, Poetry ”Do Not Remove Lid, Do Not Stir” by Audrey Kalman, Essay; and “Tender Roots” by Valerie Stoller, Short Story.

Boris Koodrin, the director of the Fine Arts Galleria, developed our Carry the Light concept as a way for people to step up and help others to find the creative spark that is in everyone. That way, anyone can Carry the Light,” said Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Literary Director

The San Mateo County Fair takes place Saturday June 11 through Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds. The Literary Arts events kick off with the Winner’s Circle events on opening day. A full eight days of events supporting and celebrating authors takes place throughout the fair. The literary arts events calendar includes readings, workshops, bookselling, book signings, award ceremonies and musical entertainment.

“Monday, June 13, is Kids’ Day at the San Mateo County Fair. Children 12 years of age and younger will be admitted free. The Galleria Stage in Expo Hall will host three special events that afternoon: An interactive reading, music and coloring program with Sam Kauffman, a “Build Your Own Space Alien” craft project led by me and a “For Kids by a Kid – How to Write Your Own Book” program led byMichelle Longega Wilson, a ten-year-old Amazon Best Selling author,” said Laurel Anne Hill

Over twenty-five local authors will be present for book signings and sales on Saturday, June 18 from 2pm to 4pm for the Seventh Annual Author’s Day event.

“These book sales and the panel discussions that follow each year have been a labor of love for our literary stage manager extraordinaire, award-winning author Laurel Anne Hill. She has a knack for finding talented writers of different ilks and putting them together to make for a stimulating book experience,” said Bardi Rosman Koodrin

The literary contest is sponsored by Sponsored by the SF/Peninsula branch of the California Writers Club (CWC). Members of the Winner’s Circle receive a blue ribbon, optional publication in the “Carry the Light” anthology, and monetary prizes.

“I’m excited about this year’s programs at the Galleria Stage in Expo Hall,” saidLaurel Anne Hill, Literary Stage Director.

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