A celebration of Gold Country Writers Poetry Contest and winners was held at the Rose Room in the Auburn City Hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Congratulations to the three winners of the 2024 Gold Country Writers Poetry Contest. The 16 poems that were entered were judged by three published poets from Lincoln. They compared language usage, mood development, and overall story success to pick the winning poems.

Please click the links to read each poem and see a picture of the poet.

Leslie Warren’s poem, “Baja Morning,” about a trip to Mexico took third place.

Lisa Schliff’s emotional poem, “THE DOWNHILL SLIDE,” about her aging cat, took second place.

Catharine Bramkamp’s poem “LILITH,” about Adam and his first wife, took first place.

The celebration of winners included all of the 16 poems being read for an audience of 35. Randy Whitwell served as emcee, with Chery Anderson and David Anderson as co-chairs.


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