The Community Writing Center announces the Wasatch IronPen and UltraPen Contest Winners

The Festival's Literary Arts program in partnership with the Salt Lake Community Writing Center is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Wasatch IronPen and UltraPen contests.

Ultra – Adult

  • Winner: Devin Etcitty, Come with Me and Let’s Play in the Sand
  • Honorable Mention: Denae Tidwell, Moon Launch

Ultra – Youth

  • Winner: Bess Bateman, The Hematite Connection, Finite Space (from two perspectives), Station 13-48
  • Honorable Mention: Lalith Suresh, Just a Face Upon a Cliff

Fiction – Adult

  • Winner: James Cox, That One Night
  • Honorable Mention: Pete Gomben, A Man Can Only Take So Much

Fiction – Youth

  • Winner: Shwe Sin Shoon Lei, On the Surface
  • Honorable Mention: Gwendolyne Longcrier, The Incident

Nonfiction – Adult

  • Winner: Justice Morath, big ol’ reflecto-thingy
  • Honorable Mention: Sarah Rose, Paper Cups and String

Nonfiction – Youth

  • Winner: Beastrice Teigen, Seen From a Moving Car

Poetry – Adult

  • Winner: Rachel White, Height of the Space Age
  • Honorable Mention: David Ahlman, Marians: Poetry

Poetry – Youth

  • Winner: Jane Galian, flawed connection
  • Honorable Mention: Francesca Vales, Work in Progress

Slam Competitions

  • High School Indie Slam winner: Chelsea Guevara
  • Indie Slam Winner: Flynn Dexter (Las Vegas)
  • Team Slam Winners: Portland team: Sage Lilac, Stephen Meads, Jane Belinda, Julia Gaskill