Local Writer Wins Adirondack Prize

Local Writer Wins Adirondack Prize

Local Writer Wins Adirondack Prize

Mount Tabor resident Alice Wolf Gilborn was surprised to learn that she had won the award for the best Adirondack non-fiction book published in 2013 at the recent Adirondack Center for Writing Awards Ceremony held at Blue Mountain Lake. Her book, titled ‘Out of the Blue: Blueline Essays 1979-1989,’ published by Potsdam College Press, is a collection of essays written over a period of ten years while she was founding editor of Blueline, a literary magazine dedicated to the spirit of the Adirondacks. The essays focus on the aspects of living year round in that beautiful and remote area of mountains and lakes and the challenges of launching a literary magazine. Gilborn writes both poetry and prose, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. Her poetry chapbook ‘Taking Root’ was published in 2012; she also served as publisher and editor of the anthology ‘Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont’ that same year. “It’s a little strange,” she said of the award, “to be recognized at this time for something I wrote so long ago, but the award was also in recognition of Blueline and its enduring influence on Adirondack writing. That felt good.”

 

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