Named after a beloved English teacher who encouraged creativity and critical thinking, this contest is sponsored by the English Department and directed by John Williams, with faculty members acting as judges in three categories: Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction. The contest is open to all Harding University and Academy students. A banquet is held in honor of the winners, who also receive small cash awards. Each year following the banquet, the guests hear from a published writer who reads and offers advice. Contest Rules. You can e-mail Dr. Williams or reach him at 279-4613.
Creative writing is encouraged through student organizations and writing courses in fiction, poetry, and television / film.