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Speedy Arnold receives People’s Choice Award at ACW literary event

George “Speedy” Arnold with a copy of “What’s an Elephant Doing in the Ausable River?”

George “Speedy” Arnold with a copy of “What’s an Elephant Doing in the Ausable River?” Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Best Children’s Book: “Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey The War of 1812,” by Hope Irvin Marston.

Best Book of Fiction went to author Mason Smith for “Far Alaska.”

Best Memoir went to, “How Was I Supposed to Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost,” by Lorna Lee.

Best Book of Nonfiction went to “Women on the Water,” by Ruth Dandrea, Kathy DeLong, Carol Moseman, and Bonnie Sanderson.

Best Book of Poetry went to Marilyn McCabe for, “Perpetual Motion.”

Judges for the Adirondack Literary Award included:

Nonfiction and memoir: Bibi Wein and Jerry McGovern

Fiction: Ellen Rocco and Joseph Bruchac

Poetry: Stephanie Coyne-DeGhett and Stuart Bartow

Children’s Literature: Ellen Wilcox and Nancy Beattie

For more information, contact The Adirondack Center for Writing at 354-1261, or acwevents@gmail.com and adirondackcenterforwriting.org.

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