MCW Poetry Faculty Natasha Trethewey’s book Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir was among The Washington Post’s 10 best books of 2020. Joanna Klink’s The Nightfields was among The Washington Post’s Best Poetry Collections of 2020. Congratulations, Natasha & Joanna!
Michener alum and poetry faculty Roger Reeves’ poem, “Grendel,” was published in The New Yorker. Read and listen to a recording of the poem here.
Congratulations to MCW fiction faculty Peter LaSalle, whose new book, The World Is a Book, Indeed: Writing, Reading, and Traveling,” was published this week. Read a review in Publishers Weekly. More details about the book here:
Join MCW alum Leah Hampton and MCW fiction faculty Edward Carey for a discussion of Leah’s new book F*CKFACE. 7PM, Friday, July 17. Presented via Zoom by BookPeople. More details here.
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Congratulations to Michener Fellow Jaymes Sanchez, winner of the 2020 Keene Prize for Literature along with Michener Fellows Annelyse Gelman, Ryan Paradiso, and Tracey Rose, who were named runnners-up for the prize. More details here.
Congratulations to MCW alum Travis Tate, who received a Liberation Theatre Company Writing Residency for 2020-21! Details here.
You are invited to an evening with acclaimed novelist and short story writer Paul Yoon at BookPeople on Thursday, February 20 at 7PM. He is the author of numerous books including, Once the Shore, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Debut of the Year by National Public Radio, the novel Snow Hunters, which won the 2014 Young Lions Fiction Award, and The Mountain, which was a National Public Radio Best Book of the Year. His latest novel is Run Me to Earth, reviewed here in the New York Times. You may have seen Paul’s appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers last week. Paul will be in conversation with Laura van den Berg. This event is free and open to the public. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook
Congratulations to MCW poetry alum Sarah Matthes, who was awarded the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize from Persea Books!
Congratulations to Greg Marshall (Fiction, MFA 2013) who was named recipient of a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support our nation’s writers, including Greg, and the artistry, creativity, and dedication that go into their work,” said Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Marshall was selected from nearly 1,700 eligible applicants. Fellowships alternate between poetry and prose each year and this year’s fellowships are to support prose writers. The full list of FY 2020 Creative Writing Fellows is available here.