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Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Creative Writing Award Winners

Poetry:  A Heavy Self-Analysis by Abigail Byrd

Photography and Art:  Stop by Lindsay Brubaker

Music:  Norwood, Alaska, and Love by Harley Aldridge

Drama:  All’s Fair in Love and War by Tristan Colpitts, Morgan Enix, Mason Griffith, and Kelsey Maness

Fiction:  Day 13 of the Apocalypse (I think) by Mckenney Cornett

Creative Non-Fiction:  Wild, Wonderful, Lost by Justin Nichols



Wings by Meagan Bevins

A Heavy Self-Analysis by Abigail Byrd

I’m from No-where, U.S.A. by Jordan Cochran

While You Dance with Her Tonight by Tristan Colpitts

The Bruised Flag by Zoe Maynard

To The One That Got Away by Caitlin McPheron

3:34 A.M. thoughts by Abby Naser

An Unfamiliar Road by Justin Nichols

Eyes of an Eagle, Ears of an Owl by Harriet Norris

Home by Chaise Robinson

Taurus by Isabelle Wilson


Vessels by Abigail Byrd

Gone with the Tide by Jordan Connelly

Day 13 of the Apocalypse (I think) by Mckenney Cornett

Sandcastle by the Waves by Amaleq Esmurria

The Passenger by Justin Nichols

Just Soulmates by Caitlyn Rahschulte

Keeping Faith by Markisha Williams

Creative Non-Fiction

On Mute by Logan Clark

On Being Asked Why I Love Language and Literature by Erick Collings

Memories by Karoline Hix

I Did This for Him by Stormy McIntosh

Beautiful Loser by Michael Mullins

Wild, Wonderful, Lost by Justin Nichols

Things I Wish My Parents Had Taught Me by Yasmin White


All’s Fair in Love and War by Tristan Colpitts, Morgan Enix, Mason Griffith, and Kelsey Maness

Art and Photography

Stop by Lindsay Brubaker

Love in the Night by Anna Crawford

Homage to Afremovr by Rebecca James

Liquid Color by April Littrell

Volcanic by Michelle Marshall

Seen Through Water by Lily McAfee

Bleed Red by James Ramsey

Growth by Connor Wagner


Norwood, Alaska, and Love by Harley Aldridge

Interview with Carter Sickels: Spring 2017

Aurora Staff: Spring 2017

Spring Launch 2017

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