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.
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.
This fall, the Michener Center is thrilled to welcome visiting faculty Molly Antopol, Joanna Klink, Maya Perez, and Natasha Trethewey. Read more here:
MCW visiting poetry professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey’s new memoir Memorial Drive was reviewed by Dwight Garner in the NYTimes. Read the review here.
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.
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.
Novelist Lara Prescott and Screenwriter, Editor, and Producer Maya Perez sat down with Alcalde to talk about creative life after their time at the Michener Center. Read the interview here.
Congratulations to MCW Playwright Jaymes Sanchez, whose play, The Cucuy Will Find You, was selected for the 2020 Austin Latinx New Play Festival at Teatro Vivo. More details here.