NC Literary Hall of Fame



Hats Off! to Darlene Cah of Polk County whose short story "Jesus in the Window" won the 2018 Hub City/Emrys Prize in Fiction. "The author of 'Jesus in the Window' builds a vivid and living world detail by closely observed detail and word by precisely chosen word," said final judge Tom McConnel. "We come to know not only a family but a community with a distinct culture and universal dreams. This story deserves to be read and enjoyed and remembered." The winner of the Hub City/Emrys Upstate Writing Prize receives a full scholarship to Hub City’s Writing in Place Conference, held annually at Wofford College. The contest, sponsored by the Hub City Writers Project and the Emrys Foundation, is open to adults in Greenville and Spartanburg counties, in South Carolina, and Polk County, NC. This is the first year that writers from Polk County have been eligible to enter.


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