Student Showcase Writers
2022 Student Showcase
The 2022 Student Showcase is open for submissions through September 30. If you are a student at UNF, FSCJ, or DA (or if you are a teacher or parent of a talented student writer), please send contact information and a short story or set of poems (which can be read aloud in 15 minutes or less) to Darlyn Finch Kuhn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: there is no application fee for student submissions.
Featured poet Andres Rojas will once again award the Dr. James Robert Cobb Student Writer Awards at the Student Showcase from 12:30 - 2:30 PM on Saturday, October 29,
There will be three poetry winners and three prose winners. Cash prizes are $250 for 1st place, and $125 each for 2nd and 3rd places.
Andres Rojas will host student readings in the Loading Dock stage, while
Professor Tricia Booker will host student reading in the Rooftop Garden.
2021 Student Showcase
We are thrilled to announce that poet Andres Rojas will award the inaugural Dr. James Robert Cobb Student Writer Awards to six student writers at the JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival Student Showcase on Saturday, October 16, 2021. There will be three poetry winners and three prose winners. Cash prizes are $250 for 1st place, and $125 each for 2nd and 3rd places.
Rojas says, "These awards are given to selected student writer participants at JaxbyJax in memory of Dr. James R. Cobb, a professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville's Kent Campus for over 20 years. He was a life-long educator and supporter of higher education for all who aspired to it. Dr. Cobb was a mentor and a model for broad-minded but rigorous thought to his students."
JaxbyJax is grateful to Rojas for honoring the memory of a beloved teacher by encouraging student writers and celebrating their work.
TALENTED JACKSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS
PRESENT THEIR WORK IN THE JAXBYJAX STUDENT SHOWCASE FROM
12:30 - 2:30 pm AT THE JESSIE BALL DUPONT CENTER
ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
(with thanks to Tiffany Melanson)
Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)
(with thanks to Jenn Chase and Whitney Lafond)
University of North Florida (UNF)
(with thanks to Mark Ari)
The Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida
(with thanks to Marcus Haile)
12:30 – Abigail Gower – DA
12:45 – Autumn Hill – DA
1:00 – Nayra McMahan – DA
1:15 – Kathryn Moore – DA
1:30 – Sage Whitecotton – DA
1:45 – Shaun McCurdy – FSCJ
2:00 – Evette Davis - FSCJ
2:15 – Move to Loading Dock for Dr. James Robert Cobb Student Writer Awards
12:30 – Catherine Barken - UNF
12:45 – Rico Bolano - UNF
1:00 – Sarah Dumitrasco - UNF
1:15 – Hadley Hendrix - UNF
1:30 – Natasha Kane - UNF
1:45 – Marvin Williams - LA
2:00 – Bill Delaney – UNF Professor
2:15 – Dr. James Robert Cobb Student Writer Awards presented by Andres Rojas
JaxbyJax Student Showcase is sponsored by: