Nathan Harris’ debut novel The Sweetness of Water is the latest pick for Oprah’s Book Club. Watch Nathan’s appearance alongside Oprah Winfrey on CBS This Morning.
MCW alum Lauren Green’s chapbook A Great Dark House was selected by Joshua Bennett for the 2021 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship Award. Read a poem from Lauren’s manuscript here. Congratulations, Lauren!
Michener Fellow Beverly Chukwu’s screenplay, “Prince of Lavendale Street,” was named Feature Winner in the 2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition! Winners receive a cash prize and have their scripts forwarded to managers, agents, and other industry members. Congratulations, Bev!
Nathan Harris, a Michener alum in fiction (MFA ’20) was featured in Publishers Weekly. Read more about Nathan and his forthcoming debut novel, The Sweetness of Water (Little, Brown and Company, 2021):
In 2020-21, the Michener Center is thrilled to welcome visiting faculty Molly Antopol, Joanna Klink, Maya Perez, and Natasha Trethewey. Read more about them here.
While we are still putting together our roster of guests and visiting faculty for the coming year, we are thrilled to announce that, in 2021, we will host Mary Szybist and Mitchell Jackson among others.
Congratulations to Michener Fellow Jaymes Sanchez, whose short play S.W.A.T. won 2nd place of Playing on Air’s James Stevenson Prize. Read more about Jaymes and his award here.
While we were unable to be together in person for our normal reading series this year, the Michener Center was nonetheless thrilled to invite some amazing guests to give private Q&As with our fellows. In Fall 2020, we welcomed Damon Lindelof, Yiyun Li, Natasha Trethewey, Molly Antopol, D. A. Powell, and Jorie Graham for some inspiring talks with our current fellows. In Spring 2021, we are excited to host Rita Dove, Carmen Maria Machado, and New York Times Book Review Editor Gregory Cowles.
MCW alum Donika Kelly’s poem, “From the Catalogue of Cruelty,” was published in The New Yorker. Read and listen to a recording of the poem here.