Ingrid Reti Literary Award

The Ingrid Reti Literary Award, a program of ARTS Obispo, was established in memory of writer and teacher Ingrid Reti in an effort to continue her work mentoring San Luis Obispo County writers. This award is a partnership between ARTS Obispo and the family of Ingrid Reti, who provided funding for this annual award.

Each year, the Ingrid Reti Literary Award is awarded to a San Luis Obispo County writer whose work addresses a sense of place, natural and/or cultural. That place does not necessarily need to be the Central Coast of California. The award focuses on a specific literary genre such as poetry, playwriting, short stories, novels and screenwriting, and that focus rotates each year.

The 2017 Ingrid Reti Literary Award was awarded for excellence in essay writing and the judges selected a first, second and third place winner (to read their stories, click the links in the Documents & Links box to the right).

Entries for the 2018 Ingrid Reti Literary Award will open in the late fall of 2017.