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 MCW Alum Nathan Patton, whose screenplay Waitress #2 was named Feature Winner in the 2020 ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition and named among the Top 3 Finalists for the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition.
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:
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.