By Lori DeBoer, Director
Congratulations to the 2015 winners of The Ink Awards. This is the first year that the Boulder Writers’ Workshop has given these awards, which were nominated by and voted on by our Standard and Professional Members.
The awards were given out at our Member Showcase and Recognition Reception, which was held Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Boulder. We had more than 40 members in attendance and our keynote speaker was Gail Storey, author of several books, including the award-winning memoir I Promise not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Coast Trail.
In addition to The Ink Awards, members also voted on “Writer of the Year,” which was given to the member who most exemplifies the Boulder Writers’ Workshop by their participation in our literary community and their professional achievements. Judith Robbins Rose, author of the forthcoming middle-grade novel, Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco, was the winner.
Anna Schmidt was recognized as our Volunteer of the Year for all of her hard work and contributions to our organization.
The Ink Award Winners for 2015 were:
In the Herbary: Herbal Poetry, Tips and Tricks by Teresa Louis
“Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride” by Susie Lindau
Break the Stage by Erik V. Wolter
Best Magazine Writer
Best Literary Fiction TIE
Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
The Beginning of Us by Sarah Brooks
Best Genre Fiction TIE
The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hillburn
The Accidental Child by Karen Douglass
Best Nonfiction Book TIE
Loyalty on Trial: One American’s Battle with the FBI by Erik V. Wolter
Contemplative Hiking Along the Front Range by Margaret Emerson
I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Coast Trail by Gail Storey