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Four Holmes students place in statewide Creative Writing Contest

Four students from the Holmes Community College Goodman Campus placed in the statewide Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association writing contest. The winners included Isabella Branch of Kosciusko, Camillia Goodloe of Canton, Justin Porter of Yazoo City and Tniniyah Jones of Kosciusko.

Branch took home first place in the Literary Essay Category for “The Unintentional Harm:  A Psychoanalytical Critique of ‘The Yellow Wallpaper,” and Goodloe took home second for “Bound:  A Psychoanalytical Look at the Past, Present and Future.”

Porter placed first in Short Fiction for “What I Saw in Those Eyes,” and Jones took home second in Poetry for “Sestina on Broken Glass.”

Judges for the competition included: Dr. Thomas Richardson, author and chair of language and literature for William Carey University for the Literary Essay Category; M.O. Walsh, author and director of creative writing for the University of New Orleans for the Short Fiction Category and Dr. Alison Chestnut, author and director of creative writing for William Carey University for the Poetry Category.

For more information about Holmes creative writing courses, contact English instructor Chad Moorer at


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