Winners of the 2014 HVWG Non-Fiction Essay Contest

The Hudson Valley Writers Guild has announced the winners of its 2014 Non-Fiction Essay Writing Contest. The winners were chosen from 75 essays submitted from writers throughout New York State. Members of the Guild served as judges of the contest, which was coordinated by Albany writer Jan Tramontano.

The winner in the humor category is David Eye (Syracuse) for his essay, “A Mile in Her Shoes.”

Honorable mentions go to Susan Clements (Buffalo) for “Managed Care” and Robert Dodd (Hillsdale) for his essay, “Cul de Sox.”

The winner in the memoir/personal essay category is “Public Information” by Mary Murphy (Albany).

Honorable mentions are awarded to Carol A. Derfner (Kinderhook) for her essay “Hardball” and Geoffrey Rose (Niskayuna) for “Bonnie.”

The winners will be honored at an award ceremony and reading during the Hudson Valley Writers Guild Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library located at 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, New York. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jan Tramontano: by phone (518) 588-5537 or email: