Carolina Day School Upper School English teacher, Susan White, won first place in The Southern Writers Symposium: Emerging Writers Contest. Her story, called “Dreamland Goat,” beat 50 other entries in the short fiction category.
“It’s a magnificent study on the way a story can become an organic system of meaning through [its] various parts, everything playing a vital role,” said Nathan Poole, award-winning author and final judge of the Southern Writers Symposium. “I was immediately seduced by the writer’s gift with verisimilitude for the region and its unpredictable idiosyncrasy.”
White will read her story at the 25th Annual Emerging Southern Writers Symposium on October 23 hosted by Methodist University in Fayetteville.
“Working with so many talented students on their writing has definitely made me a stronger writer,” said White.
One of White’s other nonfiction essays, “Crazy Legs,” is published in “The Labletter” and has recently been included in the list of “Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2014” in book Best American Essays by Ariel Levy.
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