Student winners of the University of Tennessee’s graduate-level writing awards will read from their winning works on Tonight, at 7pm, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. The event is part of UT’s Writers in the Library reading series.
The winners of the 2018 John C. Hodges Graduate Writing Awards are as follows:
Fiction Writing Contest, judged by Kelly Luce
First Prize: Elizabeth Weld
Second Prize: Richard Hermes
Third Prize: Anna Megdell
Poetry Writing Contest, judged by Ladan Osman
First Prize: Jeremy Reed
Second Prize: Ian Hall
Third Prize: Nicole Yackley
Each spring, the Creative Writing Program awards first-, second-, and third-place prizes for the John C. Hodges Award for Fiction Writing and the John C. Hodges Award for Poetry Writing. Awards are made possible by 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 is named.
Writers in the Library hosts readings by noted authors of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The series is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund.