Mary’s Woods Residents Recognized for Literary Excellence

Mary’s Woods Residents Recognized for Literary Excellence

March 22, 2018

Mary’s Woods congratulates its resident writers for another outstanding showing at the recent Leading Age Oregon Creative Writing contest. In true Mary’s Woods spirit, these writers live life to its fullest, excelling in creativity and the written word.

This year’s winners were honored at a Celebration Dessert at Capital Manor in Salem and excerpts of the winning entries were read by the writer or another chosen reader.

Read their submitted works in Reflections: A Collection of Writing and Poetry by Oregon’s Elders.” It’s available online or visit the Mary’s Woods library to find a printed edition.

The 2018 honorees are:

Irene Ebel Ertell, Two Hearts – Judges’ Choice Award

Loretta Hoagland, The Big Read Dog

Bob Robinson, Bombs Away

Betty Burke, First Bird of Morning

Betty Foster, The Piano

Cleve Boehi, The Wild Goose Chase

Rie Luft, Eagle Whisperer

Hugh O’Reilly, Essence