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Literary & Visual Art Competition, Playwriting Winners Announced

CONWAY, Ark. (May 6, 2014) – The Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language recently announced the 2013-2014 Aonian Literary & Visual Art Competition and 2013-2014 Student Playwriting Contest winners.

The student award recipients include: 


  • First Place – “Valerie” by Sami Kennedy ’15 
  • Second Place – “CSTF” by Laura Klasek ’14  
  • Third Place – “The Bird in the Barrel” by Rachel Thomas ’14

Literary Hybrids

  • First Place – “Disassociation” by Lindsay Lloyd ’14  
  • Second Place – “Pursuit” by Lindsay Lloyd ’14  
  • Third Place – “Swollen” by Carl Napolitano ’16  


  • First Place – “First Rites” by Camille Guillot ’14  
  • Second Place – “The Chitin Chorus” by Carl Napolitano ’16
  • Third Place – “What Makes a Morning” by Alli Dillard ’15  

Visual Art

  • First Place – “Crow” by Anna Pierattini ’14,
  • Second Place – “Bekah” by Stacey Svendsen ’14,
  • Third Place – “Inner Illuminations” by Allison Tschiemer ’14  

Student Playwriting Contest Winners

  • First Place – “Tracy, Full of Grace” by Abby Christophel ’15  
  • Second Place – “Clue” by Laura Klasek ’14  

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