FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2017
Women Writing the West Announces
2017 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists
(Denver, Colorado) – Women Writing the West (WWW) is proud to announce the 2017 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists, representing the best of 2016 published literature for women’s or girl’s stories set in the American West. WWW is the underwriter and annual presenter of this nationally recognized award.
Chosen by professional librarians, historians, and university affiliated educators, the winning authors and their books will be honored in Tucson, Arizona, October 26-28, 2017, during the 23rd Annual Conference.
The 2017 honorees in seven categories are listed with the designation of Winner or Finalist in each category.
WINNER: Demimonde by Kierstin Bridger (Lithic Press)
FINALIST: Quiet, Except for the Wind by Carolyn Dufurrena (Quinn River Press)
FINALIST: Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe (Coteau Books)
WWW is a non-profit organization of writers and other literature-oriented professionals, writing and promoting the Women’s West. Membership is open to all persons worldwide.
For more information about the WILLA Awards, Women Writing the West, or the 23rd Annual Conference, please contact Alice Trego, WWW Administrator, P.O. Box 726, Jordan, UT 84084 (www2Trego@gmail.com) or visit our website at WomenWrtitingtheWest.org.
Women Writing the West is a Colorado non-profit corporation and is tax exempt pursuant to IRC 501 (c)3). Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. (Federal ID# 84-1207060). Women Writing the West is registered as a charitable organization by the Colorado Secretary of State. (Approved Charitable Solicitations Filing #: 20153037447)
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