Parris Award

awardThe Parris Award, the Southwest Writers highest honor, was created in 1987.  The one-time award, a Nambe plaque engraved with the Eiffel Tower, honors a SouthWest Writers member who has a published body of work and who has shown a pattern of extraordinary effort in giving of time and talent to encourage other writers.  Previous recipients are:

Parris Afton Bonds – 1987
Mary Lynn – 1988
Norm Zollinger – 1989
Eileen Stanton – 1990
Paula Paul – 1991
Lois Duncan – 1992
Madge Harrah – 1993
Jean Blackman Waszak – 1994
Tony Hillerman – 1995
Elsie Kreischer – 1996
Suzanne Spletzer – 1997
JoAnn Hamlin – 1998
Suzanne Spletzer – 1999
Sue Mann – 2000
Suzi Little – 2001
Larry Greely – 2002
Lela Belle Wolfert- 2003
Sandy Schairer – 2004
David Corwell – 2005
Robert Spiegel – 2006
Loretta Hall – 2007
Melody Groves – 2008
Keith Pyeattt – 2009
Jeanne Shannon – 2010
Gail Rubin – 2015
Sarah Baker – 2018