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Creative Writing News Update

Posted by bgsuenglish on July 13, 2007

A few pieces of good news from the Creative Writing Program to belatedly pass along.

The Program had a doubly good evening at the recent Shanklin/GSS Awards Ceremony Friday, April 27, 2007. Jennifer Bryan received BGSU’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Sruthi Thekkiam won BGSU’s Outstanding International Graduate Student Award. This is a wonderful distinction for Jennifer, Sruthi, and the Program.

The Devine Award winners for 2006-2007 are: Kate Lane and Dan Falkner in fiction; and Julie Platt and Rocco Lungariello in poetry.

Sruthi Thekkiam’s “Always in the Way” and Beth Kaufka‘s “The Company of Others” have been nominated for the next New American Voices fiction anthology. We’ll know if they were successful in spring 2008. Wish them luck!

Sharona Muir, Associate Professor, for The Book of Telling (Random House/Schocken Books, 2005), winner of the 2006-07 College English Association of Ohio Nancy Dasher Award in Creative Writing; Howard McCord, whose latest book, a blended collection of poetry and prose entitled Swamp Songs and Tales, was released May 1, 2007 by Mississinewa Press; Larissa Szporluk, for her latest collection of poetry, Embryos & Idiots, released in May 2007 with Tupelo Press.

Congratulations to all.

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