Some of the readers at unveiling; more pictured below
Hopkinsville Community College unveiled the 52nd edition of the Roundtable Magazine Thursday afternoon and awards were given to multiple artists.
Several contributors to the magazine, which included writers from all across the Pennyrile region, read their works aloud during the ceremony, including several elementary school students. DeAnna Foster from South Christian Elementary read her poem “Looking Crazy”.
Kevin Register is an avid writer in the community and read his piece, “Coiste Bodhar”, one of five of his works that made it into this year’s magazine.
English Professor Brett Ralph, who has worked with the publication for many years, will be retiring, so this magazine will be the last he puts out. He says it has been a true joy to work with the many artists and authors in this community, and he urged them all to keep doing what they love and making art.
This year’s edition contained poetry, prose and visual artwork from 38 artists and writers in the Hopkinsville Community College service area.
The Roger Selvidge Memorial Art Award, second prize, went to Kenady Estes and first place went to Isiah Radford. The Roger Selvidge Memorial Art Award for photography was taken by Hugh Duguid.
The Harbinger Award winners were Isabella DeAnda, Azavion Anderson and first place went to Evelyn Bangart. The new award, the Maranda Campbell Award, went to high school student Brielle Latham. The Carl Suddeth Award second prize was won by Bernd Sauermann and first prize was Brian Coatney.
The Edgar Cayce Award went to Betsy Allen for her fiction piece, third place for poetry went to Elisabeth Starr Snider, second place was taken by Kevin Register and Heather Blackthorn took first with Noah Creighton an honorable mention.
The winners of the Francis G. Thomas awards were T.J. Morris, who took second place, and Demetrius Hobbs took both third and first place.