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Student Winners of Graduate Writing Awards to Read on April 13th

The University of Tennessee’s final Writers in the Library event of the academic year will feature readings by student winners of the John C. Hodges Graduate Writing Awards. Readings from the winning works will take place in the Hodges Library auditorium on Monday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Awards are made possible by the English Department through the John C. Hodges Better English Fund, endowed by the long-time UT English professor and author of the Harbrace College Handbook, for whom the Hodges Library also is named.

2015 winners of the John C. Hodges Graduate Writing Awards:


First Prize: Daniel Wallace for “The Hills Will Melt Like Wax”

Second Prize: Richard Hermes for “Until the New Season is Born”

Third Prize: Helen Stead for “Muleta”


First Prize: Helen Stead for “Bangers and Mash”

Second Prize: Ben McClendon for “Hoping to Find Something Between”

Third Prize: Kierstyn Lamour for “What is There to Learn About a Man Leaving His Wife?”


This year’s judges were B.J. Leggett for fiction and Flossie McNabb for poetry.

The public is invited to join the university community for readings by these accomplished, up-and-coming writers.

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