Local writers win awards

Local writers win awards

Members of Writers Ink, a Jonesboro writers group, recently won awards at the 77th annual Arkansas Writers Conference in North Little Rock. Fay Smalling Guinn (left) won first place for poetry, second place for essay and second honorable mention for short memoir. Martha Rodriguez (right) won first place for Western, second place and third honorable mention for poetry, third place for short story, first honorable mention for fantasy, second honorable mention and third honorable mention for short story. Not pictured are Sam Sullivan, who won first honorable mention for poetry, first honorable mention and third honorable mention for short story, and third honorable mention for memoir; and Bonnie Best, who won first place for essay.