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Angelene Jamison-Hall: Publishing Award

An unpublished novel by Angelene Jamison-Hall won first place in the new writing contest sponsored by River View Publishing in Riverside, Iowa.

Date: 2/14/2002
By: Josephine Wynne
Phone: (513) 556-0350
An unpublished novel by Angelene Jamison-Hall won first place in the new writing contest sponsored by River View Publishing in Riverside, Iowa. The novel, Lena and Mary Gladys, is part of a two-book series with the second book a continuation of the lives of these two girls. Lena and Mary Gladys recounts the story of Lena Scott and her friend, Mary Gladys Wilson, both daughters of sharecroppers, and how their lives take completely different paths as they each struggle with being black and female in rural and small-town North Carolina between the 1930's and the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Jamison-Hall has presented excerpts of her work here at the University and throughout the country at various writing conferences and workshops. She has also had ficition published in several academic journals and commercial publications. Her name will appear in Writer's Digest as first place winner in the September, 2002 issue. The complete work is now under review by the River View Publishers.

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