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2013 Creative Writing Award Winners

The English department would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013 Creative Writing Awards.  Winners of the English Department Endowed Prizes for Undergraduate Creative Writing will be awarded $200 for First Prize and $100 for Second Prize in each category.  Winners of the John C. Hodges Graduate Student Writing Awards will receive $500 for First Prize, $300 for Second Prize, and $100 for Third Prize in each category.  The Winners of John C. Hodges Graduate Student Writing Awards will read their work as a part of the Writers in the Library series on Monday, 4/22, at 7:30pm, in the Hodges Library Auditorium.

English Department Endowed Prizes for Undergraduate Creative Writing

Bain-Swiggett Prize for Traditional Forms of Poetry

  • First Prize: Lyric Dunagan, for “Beside the Interstate in Tennessee”
  • Second Prize, Joshua Bishop, for “La Petite Mort”

Judge: Stephanie Duggers

Knickerbocker Prize for Non-traditional Forms

  • First Prize:  Chris Barton, for “Death for Ginsberg”
  • Second Prize: Andrew Emitt, for “1996”

Judge: Darren Jackson

Eleanora Burke Award for Non-Fiction

  • First Prize:  Andrew Emitt, for “Northern Desires: The Arctic Femmes in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
  • Second Prize:  Claire Dodson, for “The Living Years”

Judge: Richard Hermes

Captain Robert E. Burke Prize for Fiction

  • First Prize: Touranne Fairchild Nguyen, for “Our Precious Memories”
  • Second Prize: John Thorton Williams, for “Smoke”

Judge: Tawnysha Greene

 

John C. Hodges Graduate Student Writing Awards

Fiction:

  • First Prize: Ryan Woldruff, for “Still, This Might Be a Love Story”
  • Second Prize: Daniel Wallace, for “My Arctic Circle”
  • Third Prize: Tawnysha Greene, for “All God’s Children”

Judges: Dr. Laura Hoffer and Professor Chuck Maland

Poetry:

  • First Prize: Stephanie Duggers, for a series of poems
  • Second Prize: Christian Anton Gerard, for a series of poems (“Defense of Poetry”)
  • Third Prize: Tawnysha Greene, for a series of poems

Judge: Brian Griffin

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