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Stormcloud Brewing Hosts Writing Contest

17-Nov-2015

Some artists, it is said, need a little “liquid aid” to fully tap into their creative sides. If you’re one of those writers whose words come more easily after a glass (or two) of cold beer, then Stormcloud Brewing Company in Frankfort, Michigan, has the contest for you.

For its second year, Stormcloud Brewing Company is holding a writing contest in honor of the annual release of its “Gerald’s Talking Dog” beer, a Belgian Rye Dubbel fermented with sweet and sour Michigan cherries. Entrants are largely free to let their imaginations run away with them, with the exception of two stipulations: the title of each story must be “Gerald’s Talking Dog,” and the story must begin with the line, “Gerald’s Talking Dog loves cherries. That’s all he talks about…”

A panel of three judges will select the writing-contest winners, and the top three stories will be presented at public reading in Stormcloud’s pub on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30pm. The readings will be followed by live music. For those with an attention span only capable of handling Buzzfeed-eque lists, rather than Dickensian novels, worry not: tales are capped at 500 words.

Winners of the contest will not only gain fame, but fortune: 1st place prize is a one-year Cloudspotter Membership, a $50 Stormcloud gift card, and a Stormcloud growler and fill; 2nd place will receive a $25 gift card plus growler and fill; and 3rd place will receive a $15 gift card. Winning stories will also be published in The Betsie Current newspaper.

Submissions are due by noon on Friday, December 4, and should be emailed to charla@stormcloudbrewing.com or dropped off at the pub. For more entry details, check out stormcloudbrewing.com.

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