Monday, February 3, 2014

Writing assistant wins chapbook contest

Keaton Charles Butler won Salt Lake Community College’s 4th Annual Chapbook Competition with his fictional manuscript, My Life as a Human.

Contest judge and Utah Valley University English professor Dr. Karin Anderson called Butler’s manuscript “one of the most striking reading experiences of my career.”

The College’s Publication Studies class this spring will publish 250 copies of his winning manuscript, which will be showcased publicly with a book launch and reading.

Butler is a writing assistant with the College’s Community Writing Center and is pursuing a degree in education. He describes himself as a poet, writer and an “accomplished” drummer. Some of his literary works are available for purchase at

For his online bio on the College’s website, Butler wrote that his motto is, “Write, write, write, write and then eat a little bit, then write, write, write, then afternoon teatime, then more writing.”