SLCC Literary Competition Winner Gives Reading Today
Keaton Charles Butler will give a reading of his newly published book My Life as a Human today, May 1, 5-7 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College in the Cultural Commons of the Academic and Administration Building at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The public is invited to a reception with food and an opportunity to meet Butler and other finalists in the 2013-2014 Chapbook Competition.
Competition judge Karin Anderson, professor of English and literature at SLCC, said Butler's winning entry is "... one of the most striking experiences of my career. Absorbed in the idiosyncratic consciousness of one 'human' in search of another... My Life as a Human portrays the race of gaping nihilism against the redemption of desire."
Each year Salt Lake Community College holds a chapbook competition where students can showcase their literary works and compete to have the opportunity to become a published writer. The Publication Studies class works all spring semester to create a book out of the winning manuscript, which this year is Butler's. Other finalists in the competition were: Robin Glassey- Least of Elves; Alex Maughan- The Adventures of Lixin Bruce Wayne Davis and Scott-The Teenage Wonder; and Erika Lynn Smith- Non Compos Mentis.