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.
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.
MCW playwright Minghao Tu’s play FOR THE SMOG IS RISING will be presented in a staged reading at 53rd Street New York Public Library (18 W 53 Street, across the street from MOMA), Thursday August 15 at 7pm. More details here.
MCW alum Nathan Patton won the 2019 Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest for his script Redflags.
MCW graduate Alen Hamza was named winner of the First Book Poetry Competition by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center for his book EXIT EMPIRE, forthcoming September 2020. Read more here:
MCW Alum Anna Maria Hong was named Finalist for the 2019 Vermont Book Award both for her poetry collection AGE OF GLASS and for her novella H & G. Anna Maria Hong is the first ever double finalist for the prize, which is given annually by Vermont College of Fine Arts honoring work by Vermont authors. Read more about the award here: