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Students Submit Flash Fiction for Katharine Brush Creative Writing Contest

Thirty-eight students submitted flash fiction pieces before Head's Holiday for the second annual Katharine Brush Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by Loomis Chaffee Writing Initiatives.

Each submission is 1,000 words or fewer and begins with one of three titles originally written by American novelist Katharine Brush and preserved in her writing notebooks that are now part of the Katharine Brush collection in the Loomis Chaffee Archives. The titles are The Purple Dusk, Brief Case, and The Day Before Yesterday.

A panel of judges made up of authors and teachers will read and deliberate on the fiction pieces. This year the judges include retired faculty member Ron Marchetti, who taught Latin and English; Thomas Reed, professor emeritus at Dickinson College and author of Seeking Hyde, released in November 2018; and Dana Reinhardt '89, author of eight young adult fiction books and a ninth novel, Tomorrow There Will Be Sun, to be published in March.

Contest winners will be announced in April.

Connect to the Writing Initiatives page of the Loomis Chaffee website for more about the school's writing programs.