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Bulletin: Emma Straub OC’02 to read at Oberlin

2 May

The Creative Writing Department recently announced they will be hosting a reading by alum Emma Straub, who is the author of several articles of nonfiction, short stories appearing in numerous literary magazines, and most recently, The Other People We Married, a collection of short stories.  Straub will read from her new collection from 4:45 to roughly 6pm on Thursday, May 5th (my birthday…) in Wilder 101.

Alex Shephard (also an OC alum) interviewed Straub over at full-stop.net, which I should have included in this week’s words of the week!

Happy May!

Bulletin: Creative Writing Department Announces Spring Contest Winners!

20 Apr

Congratulations to the 2011 winners of the Creative Writing Department’s annual poetry/fiction awards!  I had an entry for the fiction prizes, and while I’m disappointed I didn’t win, I can truly say the quality of the work by the winners is phenomenal.  I’ve been fortunate to have courses with a few of the students listed below, and their writing has always been top quality.  If I hadn’t devoted my weekend to tennis matches, I’d definitely be at the awards ceremony, which will be be held on Saturday, April 30, 4:30 p.m., in the Rice Hall Faculty Lounge Area.

Emma Howell Memorial Poetry Prize
Winner: Sophia Miles
Honorable Mentions: Alex Tamaki and Adam Chambers

Academy of American Poets
Stuart Friebert Poetry Prize
Winners: Lauren Clark and Jennifer Wong
Honorable Mention: Emily Nichols

Friends & Alumni Fiction/Nonfiction Prize
Winner: Justin Chen (for nonfiction)
Honorable Mention: Sam Krowchenko (for short fiction)

Diane Vreuls Fiction Prize
Winner: Abbey Chung (for short fiction)
Honorable Mention: Patrick Bernhard (for short fiction)