Peoria Journal Star Arts & Entertainment


GALESBURG – Two Knox College students were recently named finalists in the 2007 Nick Adams Short Story Contest, an annual writing competition.

Kate Schlacter’s story, “Outside Johannesburg,” and Sarah Jane Wylder’s story, “The Book of Indian Birds,” were picked as finalists by a panel of faculty judges from Lawrence University and Ripon College.

The finalists are listed online at, where the text of the winning story also can be found.