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Wofford student awarded Hub City Creative Writing Prize

March 2, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College junior Emily Turney Smith, a graduate of Woodruff High School, has received the Hub City Creative Writing Prize for Poetry.

Smith was judged on three poems, and judge Cathy Smith Bowers of Tryon, N.C., wrote, “It’s easy for good poets to be clear, and it’s easy for good poets to dazzle. But to dazzle with clarity is a very, very difficult thing to do. These poems do, indeed, dazzle me with clarity.” Bowers is author of three poetry collections from Iris Press.

One of Smith’s poems, “Someday the Death of My Father,” can be found at

The Hub City Creative Writing Prizes were sponsored for the seventh year by the Hub City Writers Project. The contests are open to Spartanburg County adults. Each first-place winner receives a full, $500 scholarship to the weeklong Wildacres Writers Workshop in Little Switzerland, N.C., this summer. Second- and third-place winners receive scholarships to Hub City’s “Writing in Place” weekend workshop June 17-19, 2005.

For information on the awards and the Hub City Writers Project, go to