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2018 Quill Award Recipient Announced:

We're thrilled to announce our 2018 Quill Recipient, Marideth Sisco. Sisco, a Missouri storyteller, veteran journalist, teacher, author, musician and student of folklore focuses on stories relevant to Ozarks culture and history. Her stories have been a monthly treat on Springfield's NPR affiliate station, KSMU and Sisco's musical talents were featured in the movie, Winter's Bone.

Sisco was honored at the 2018 award banquet at Highland Springs Country Club on Saturday, April 14. Festivities included performances of original songs by members of Wild Bob's Musical Book Club and an interview with the Quill recipient by KSMU News Director, Jennifer Moore. 

Marideth Sisco joins an illustrious group of past recipients from all areas of writing, including local authors David Harrison and fellow West Plains writer, Daniel Woodrell, as well as singer/songwriters Randall Chowning and Larry Lee of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils and last year's recipient, journalist, Mike O'Brien.

 

 

 

Writers Hall of Fame will honor their scholarship recipients and LAD winners on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6 p.m. and the Darr Center in Springfield MO. 

 

 Some 2017 Attendees pose with their teacher.

Some 2017 Attendees pose with their teacher.

Congratulations to the 2018 Writers Hall of Fame Scholarship Winners!

 Erinn Craig from Spokane H.S.

Erinn Craig from Spokane H.S.

 McKenzie McMasters from Stockton H.S. 

McKenzie McMasters from Stockton H.S. 

 Tabitha Bowling from Glendale H.S.

Tabitha Bowling from Glendale H.S.

 Caitlyn Duncan from Stockton H.S.

Caitlyn Duncan from Stockton H.S.