Thursday, April 27, 2017

Writing Showcase Winners and Writing Showcase Live!

One week ago, SNL's Writing Program was happy to host our third annual Writing Showcase Live! event. Seven Writing Showcase nominees read from their submissions while a supportive crowd of family, friends, and SNL community members cheered them on. Topics addressed and discussed included everything from payday loans to the Winchester Cathedral, from makeup artistry to the Thompson Center.

Our featured reader, Annette Davis, read the prologue from her recently published novel, The Lost Codicil. She also shared her journey to publication and how her time at SNL shaped her writing.

Before the event, our Writing Showcase readers scored all of the submissions and determined our winners. Congratulate the students below for their outstanding work!

Sandra Arrington: “Payday Loans: An Unethical Financial Solution”
Noreen Hart: “An Examination into Economic Segregation” and “How Business Process Improvement Methodologies Can Improve Small Business Performance”
Jason Meyer: “Deadicated,” “It’s a Small Afterworld, All,” and “Loud, Uncomfortable and Neglected: The Thompson Center”
Aldo Vasquez: “3D Printing: A Creative Process” and “Experiencing Science”
Kenneth Washington: “Effects of Masculine Stereotypes in the African American Community”

Those students who have given us permission will have their winning papers posted to the SNL Writing Guide, and all winners will be honored at the SNL Awards Luncheon. We're grateful to all of our nominees for sharing their excellent writing with the SNL community.

Would your students like to be part of next year's Writing Showcase? SNL graduate and undergraduate students can submit work completed anytime between April 1, 2017 and April 1, 2018. Encourage your students to check out SNL's Writing Guide for an application form and have them mail it, along with their submission, to

More images from Writing Showcase Live! 2017 below (click to enlarge):

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