| May 13, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Growing up on the Eastern Shore afforded Alex Stinton plenty to describe. The subjects surrounded him: the sounds, the wildlife, the water.
The boy who grew up reading in the bayfront community of Wittman, and later dug into William Wordsworth, has...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Washington College announced five finalists Friday, including two from the Baltimore area, for its annual Sophie Kerr Prize. The nation's largest undergraduate literary award is worth $62,900 this year.
The private liberal arts college in Chestertown...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:00 PM
After a two-year detour to New York City, the ceremony to announce the winner of the nation's most lucrative undergraduate literary award, the Sophie Kerr Prize, will be held in Baltimore this year.
The decision marks the second time in three years...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:50 PM
As the five young writers sat with bated breath, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic Michael Dirda told them that a life of wordsmithing would bring them pain.
One of them would soon win the nation's most lucrative literary award, the...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Congratulations to Tim Marcin, winner of Washington College's Sophie Kerr Prize, worth $61,192 this year.
The 22-year-old from Wilmington, Del., who is headed to Northwestern University, plans to pursue a sports writing career. That's a worthy goal --...
| May 15, 2012
| 7:12 PM
Kathryn Manion was "at a loss for words" Tuesday night — shortly after being honored for her way with them.
At a private club in New York, Manion, 22, was named the 2012 winner of Washington College's Sophie Kerr Prize, which at more than $58,000...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:11 AM
ON THE SITE...
Boy, 6, hit by SUV in Odenton: The boy was flown to a nearby hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning.
Howard County native wins 2012 Sophie Kerr Prize: Kathryn Manion, a Clarksville native and graduate...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:42 AM
As a child, Kathryn Manion used to sit on her father's lap late into the evenings and read with him.
That, said her father, Jim Manion, didn't last long. "She quickly began to read on her own," he said, adding jokingly, "I guess we weren't reading fast...