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Prof. Samuel Autman Takes Prize in Soul-Making Literary Contest

Prof. Samuel Autman Takes Prize in Soul-Making Literary Contest

February 2, 2010

samuel autman sm010.jpgFebruary 2, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Samuel Autman, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, is the recipient of an award in the 2009 Soul-Making Literary Contest.  Autman's "A Dash of Pepper in the Snow" was the second place winner for the Tara L. Masih Intercultural Essay Prize.

Professor Autman and the other winners have been invited to read from their works on Sunday, March 21, at the Koret Auditorium in the new San Francisco Main Library, Civic Center. The 1 p.m. program is free and open to the public.

The Soul-Making competition is an extended community arts outreach program of the National League of American Pen Women, Nob Hill, San Francisco Bay Area Branch. Established in 1992, the contest, according to its Web site, "looks for Library Snow December 2005.jpgoriginal, freshly creative and finely crafted works that embraces all creative interpretations of English poet, John Keats' statement: 'Some say the world is a vale of tears, I say it is a place of soul-making.'"

Visit the competition online.

A former newspaper journalist, Autman's work has appeared in the Birmingham Post-Herald, Tulsa World, Salt Lake Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and San Diego Union-Tribune. The professor's winning essay is about his experiences as a journalist in Salt Lake City.