Literary LEO 2010

Literary LEO 2010

For years we’ve called on readers to tap into their creativity and take part in our annual Literary LEO contest. This year, as usual, your response was overwhelming, resulting in LEO staffers (gladly) sorting through boxes of entries late into the night. Our conclusion: Louisville is seriously talented.

More than 600 writers, poets, artists and photographers submitted works in the following six categories: poetry, short fiction (2,500 words or less), flash fiction (300 words or less), black-and-white photography, color photography and “something different” (an outlet for more experimental artistic endeavors).

LEO Weekly thanks our judges and participants for making this tradition successful yet again.

As is customary, we are hosting a Literary LEO party, during which the winning writers will read from their pieces, accompanied by a jazz collective, and the winning photographs will be on display. The free soiree (cash bar) is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Riverbend Winery (120 S. 10th St.).

Now, please enjoy soaking up some of the imagination and ingenuity our fair city has to offer. —Sarah Kelley