MEDIA ALERT: Arlington County Sheriff's Office to Hold Inmate Creativ

Published on August 08, 2018

What: Inmate Creative Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

When: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Arlington County Detention Facility, 1435 N. Courthouse Rd.


The Arlington County Sheriff's Office's first-ever Inmate Creative Writing Contest Awards Ceremony will recognize first-, second- and third-place winners in the following categories: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Inmates receiving recognition will be invited to read their winning entries aloud during the ceremony.

The creative writing contest, sponsored by Heard, a nonprofit program of the Del Ray Community Partnership, ran July 1-25. There were a total of 98 entries: 82 poems, 6 fictions and 10 non-fictions. Entries were judged on technical and artistic quality. Judges included Katherine E. Young, Arlington Poet Laureate; Jenny Sullivan, editor of Arlington Magazine; and Sly Young, College Professor, ACDF volunteer, and the 2018 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Innovative Service Award.

Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. If you plan to attend, please contact Kristen Cane at 703-228-4291 by close of business Fri., Aug. 10.