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.
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.
Michener Center alum Alix Ohlin (MFA, 2001) was shortlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Dual Citizens. Read more about the prize here.
Michener Fellow and poet Annelyse Gelman’s poem, “The Climate,” was published in The New Yorker. Read and listen to a recording of the poem here.
(Photo by Dirk Skiba.)
Michener Center alumnus and poet Farid Matuk (MFA 2004) was recently named Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry, an invitation-only visiting writer appointment at the University of California, Berkeley. Read more about the Holloway here. Congratulations, Farid!
Sarah Matthes (MFA 2019) was named Graduate Prizewinner of the 2019 Andrew Julius Gutow Poetry Prize for her poem 613 Mitzvot. Read the poem here.
Lara Prescott (MFA 2018) was profiled in The New York Times about her forthcoming book, The Secrets We Kept Knopf (2019). Read the profile here.