Artistic Achievement Award – Literary Arts
Recognizes excellence and accomplishment in literary form.
Because it is creating, bringing forth, making something new that did not exist before and that no one else can do in the exact way you can. I write to understand myself, others, my surroundings and the world. My writing will be what lasts, my legacy, my gift to family, friends and complete strangers who happen to connect with what I have to say and the way I express myself. For me, art mixes pleasure with purpose; I love to lose myself in the process of writing and discovery. It's what makes life worth living. – Twyla Hansen