Hear nature writers read their work – and share yours
Anyone who enjoys nature-inspired composition, coffee, and other refreshments won’t want to miss the 18th annual Nature Writers’ Coffee House – a chance to enjoy all three in the tranquil setting of The West Woods Nature Center.
What: Nature Writers’ Coffee House
When: Friday, May 31 – 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: The West Woods Nature Center
9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township
The following writers of all ages and literary expertise entered and won the contest this year.
1st Place – Child: Benedict Kennedy; Adolescent: Anna Carlson; Adult: Jessica Miller
2nd Place – Child: Bernadette Rodriquez; Adolescent: Annelise Wallie; Adult: Kari Collier
3rd Place – Child: Lucy McNees; Adolescent: Francis Kennedy; Adult: Shane Wohlken
1st Place – Child: Sarah Harbert; Adolescent: Maddy Massey; Adult: Carolyn Kennedy
2nd Place – Child: Benedict Kennedy; Adolescent: Karsten Bergmeier; Adult: Amber Slane
3rd Place – Child: Virginia Williams; Adolescent: Francis Kennedy; Adult: Kevin Schaner
Winners won’t be required to read aloud if they prefer, though many will. Anyone in the crowd is also invited to step up to the microphone and recite nature-inspired works of art – so if you’ve got it, bring it and flaunt it.
Geauga Park District would also like to thank this year’s competition judges: Grace Butcher, Renee Ergazos, Mary Ryan, Jenny Hershberger and Michael Salinger.
This event is free, wheelchair/stroller accessible and open to all ages without registration. Refreshments will be served. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.