BPC student wins poetry award at Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference
Ashley Marsteller, left, and James D. Baird attended the Scribbers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference at King and Prince on St. Simons, May 12-14. (Photo provided)
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College senior Ashley Marsteller won top honors for her poetry at the annual Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference held at the King and Prince Hotel on St. Simons Island, Ga., May 12-14, 2011.
Marsteller, an English major, won the conference’s poetry contest for her haiku:
“White caps and white sands
Your rough fingers laced through mine
Salt flavors our kiss.”
Marsteller and BPC freshman James Baird each attended the conference on scholarship, which is provided to two BPC students by conference organizers. In addition to the recognition, Marsteller won a kayak tour for two around Brunswick.
May’s conference is the first of three that will be held by Scribblers’ this year. Last month’s conference included speakers Denise Tompkins, Ricki Schultz, Chuck Barrett, Pat Bertram and June Hall McCash. According to organizers, “Speakers enlightened attendants with topics that ranged from effective query letter writing, creating life-like characters, and improving narrative drive, to online presence-building, teaching storytelling skills in classrooms and even the enchanted craft of poetry writing.”
Phillip Margolin, whose 15 novels have all appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, “provided attendants with everything they needed to find ‘spare time’ and use it to complete their novel.”
“I enjoyed my time at Scribblers’ Retreat. The weather has been beautiful, as well as the ocean view and delicious food. I have learned so much… Thank you for this amazing opportunity,” said Marsteller.
Baird mirrored Marsteller’s praises adding, “Beautiful scenery, great food and invaluable lecture. A wonderful weekend filled with opportunity.”
To learn more about Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference, visit http://scribblersretreatwritersconference.com.
Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, Fla.
The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.