The Hudson Valley Writers Guild recognized the winners of its 2010 Short Fiction Contest at a reading on Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at the East Greenbush Public Library. The first, second and third place winners, respectively, are Ken Holland, Fishkill; Jo Salas, New Paltz; and Carol Derfner, Kinderhook. Honorable mentions are John Velie, Albany; David Sylvester, Watervliet; and Susan Clements, Buffalo.
About The Author
Thom Francis is the president of Albany Poets and has been organizing, promoting, and hosting open mics and poetry / spoken word events in Albany such as Nitty Gritty Slam, School of Night, Albany Poets Presents..., and the Albany Word Fest for over 13 years. As a poet and performer, Thom has been featured at many of the upstate poetry and spoken word events from Saratoga to Woodstock as well as LarkFest, Art on Lark, 1st Friday, and the Albany Word Fest.