Michener poetry alum Chessy Normile (MFA ’19) was named 2022-2023 Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Congratulations, Chessy!
MCW playwriting alum Minghao Tu (MFA ’20) will join Rattlestick Theater as a Van Lier New Voices Fellow. Minghao was also named a Playwrights’ Center’s 2022-2023 Jerome Fellow. Congratulations, Minghao!
Michener fiction alum Rachel Heng (MFA ’20) was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Creative Writing. Congratulations, Rachel! Read more about Rachel and the NEA here.
The Michener Center is thrilled to celebrate our classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 this May! Please join us for three public readings (5/7, 5/13, and 5/14) at the Harry Ransom Center (HRC). Details for each reading below. Reading for the Class of 2022 May 7, 2022 Place: The Harry Ransom Center (HRC) …
Nathan Harris’ debut novel The Sweetness of Water is the latest pick for Oprah’s Book Club. Watch Nathan’s appearance alongside Oprah Winfrey on CBS This Morning.
Michener Fellow Beverly Chukwu’s screenplay, “Prince of Lavendale Street,” was named Feature Winner in the 2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition! Winners receive a cash prize and have their scripts forwarded to managers, agents, and other industry members. Congratulations, Bev!
MCW visiting faculty Mitchell Jackson was awarded a Pulitzer in Feature Writing for “Twelve Minutes and a Life,” a long-form piece published in Runner’s World. In Fall 2021, Mitchell Jackson will teach a graduate workshop in Nonfiction at the Michener Center.
A production of MCW Alum Reina Hardy’s play, Glass Heart, is at The Know Theatre in Cincinnati through December 12th. More details here.
MCW alum Lauren Green’s chapbook A Great Dark House was selected by Joshua Bennett for the 2021 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship Award. Read a poem from Lauren’s manuscript here. Congratulations, Lauren!
Michener Center fiction alum Rachel Heng’s story, “Before the Valley,” was published in The New Yorker. The story can be found along with an audio recording here. Rachel also discusses the story with New Yorker editor Deborah Treisman here.