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Winners will read short-fiction entries at Bucks


Tara Tamburello of Langhorne has won first place in the third annual Bucks County Short-Fiction contest, officials at Bucks County Community College announced.

Tamburello, who wins a $200 honorarium for placing first, entered her story “Country Crypt.” She’ll read portions of her winning story at a reception 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in room 142 of Tyler Hall on the Newtown Campus.

Also reading at the celebration will be second-place winner Emily Weber-Wood of Doylestown, who takes home $100 for her story “The Swift Completion of Appointed Rounds.” Joining in will be Jennifer Giacolone of Doylestown, who captured third place and $50 for “Les Masques.”

The final judge, Philadelphia-area novelist Kelly Simmons, will also speak at the reception. Simmons is the author of several mysteries, including the recently published “Where She Went.”

Bucks County Community College is located at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, where there is ample free parking.