Student Literary Arts Magazine (SLAM) - Awards

The SLAM editorial staff selects winners each year for the awards listed below. The awards were first given in 2002 thanks to a generous donation from the Pierce College Foundation.

Susan Wallace Poetry Award

  • 2013: Eric Choi, Grandma
  • 2012: Courteny Havranek, body of work
  • 2011: Adriel Spiker, body of work
  • 2010: Geneva West, Miss Sleepybaby
  • 2009: Jill Escalera, body of work
  • 2008: Tashiea Faison, My Life as a Mathematical Equation
  • 2007: Meg Lambert, body of work
  • 2006: Kacea Johnson-Pollard, November, 2001
  • 2005: Laura Emry, body of work
  • 2004: Taylor Williams, Speaking Spanish
  • 2003: Cathy Weston, The Worst Thing
  • 2002: Lynn Puryear Finnell, quartet of poems

Elizabeth Breen Prose Award

  • 2013: Michael Engelhardt, Omiki
  • 2012: Anna Wolfe, Napkins
  • 2011: Jeff Suwak, On a Night Like This
  • 2010: Rachel Brown, Refraction
  • 2009: Kimberly Wheelock, The Impression of Leaves
  • 2008: Rebekah Schmidt, body of work
  • 2007: Russell Hansen, Iago
  • 2006: James Buckler, The Rules
  • 2005: Arabie Christiansen, Things She Said
  • 2004: Corin Faye, A Chance Encounter
  • 2003: Stephanie Takase, The Lucky Ones
  • 2002: Unande Urio, The Beauty Shop

Cherry Tinker Art Award

  • 2013: Karly Strobel, Heartbroken
  • 2012: Theresa Carr, body of work
  • 2011: Rhonda Peterson, body of work
  • 2010: Peter Chavez, Self Portrait
  • 2009: Christina Amburgey, Mesa
  • 2008: (co-winners)  Shane Foster, Untitled  Linda A. Archer, Old Man
  • 2007: Kimiko Dardis, Voice Lesson
  • 2006: Michael Virella, body of work
  • 2005: Yi-Mei Lee, Sunflowers
  • 2004: Stephanie McDonald, Abstract Orange
  • 2003: Emily J. Barronian, Santa Fe
  • 2002: Lea Rosenwald, Red Leaf

Brian Williams Drama Award

This award was created in 2003, named for Brian Williams, a part-time instructor who lost his battle with cancer in February 2003.

  • 2013: Ryan Cole, Neighbors
  • 2012: Jamie Whitman, Brief Encounters with People in Cars
  • 2011: Brian Bruns, The Best Laid Plans
  • 2010: Myralee Hansen, Running on Empty
  • 2009: Alex Grob, I'm a Long Time A-Comin', I'll Be a Long Time Gone
  • 2008: No award given
  • 2007: Jessica Knaggs, Just Outside of the Dungeon Adventure
  • 2006: Michael Martin, The Photographer
  • 2005: Monique Jones, What Floor?
  • 2004: Sally Linn, Cheap Trick
  • 2003: Meagan Nagorski, The Meetings

Brian Martin Cover Design Award

See the covers!

  • 2013: Darcy Cline
  • 2012: Kristine Barth
  • 2011: Stephanus Hartanto
  • 2010: Thomas Krause
  • 2009: Pedro Villarroel
  • 2008: Mallory Shoemaker
  • 2007: Rhonda Mattax
  • 2006: Katherine Coleman
  • 2005: Skye Altamirano
  • 2004: Simana Dimitrova
  • 2003: Amy Foster
  • 2002: James Tucker

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