05/2018 – J. Stillwell Powers (MFA Fiction ’16) has been awarded a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown for 2018-19. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, FAWC offers 7-month residencies for writers and visual artists in the early stages of their careers, providing a living/work space and stipend so the fellows can focus entirely on their work. Congratulations, Jake!
04/2018 – Ndinda Kioko (MFA Fiction ’18) received an Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Fiction from Colgate University for AY2018-19. The annual fellowship is designed to support writers completing their first books, and provides a generous stipend, office space, and an intellectual community for the recipients. Ndinda will teach a creative-writing workshop each semester and give a public reading of her work. Congratulations, Ndinda!
To learn more about this award, visit: Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing
2/2018: Michael Copperman (MFA Fiction ’06) was recently named one of five finalists for the 2018 Oregon Book Awards/Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction. His book, Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta (University Press of Mississippi), was selected by out-of-state judges Steven Church, Alison Hawthorne Deming, and Lia Purpura. Congratulations, Mike! The winners in all OBA categories will be announced at an awards ceremony in Portland on April 30.
See more about the Oregon Book Awards here: http://literary-arts.org/what-we-do/oba-home/.
01/2018 – Tina Mozelle Braziel (MFA Poetry ’13): Winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, Tina receives a prize of $2,000 and publication of her first full-length collection by Anhinga Press. (more…)
01/2018 – Brian Trapp, Kidd Director and CRWR Instructor, is one of twenty Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients this year. Sponsored by Portland-based Literary Arts, Oregon Literary Fellowships are awarded to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects. This year’s fellows were selected from a field of more than 400 applicants. Congratulations, Brian!
01/2018 – Claire Luchette (MFA Fiction ’17) and Phoebe Bright (MFA Fiction ’16) have been awarded competitive grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation. Congratulations Claire and Phoebe! The Elizabeth George Foundation makes artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, poets, emerging playwrights and organizations benefiting disadvantaged youth.
11/2017: Cindy Veach’s (MFA Poetry ’82) debut poetry collection, Gloved Against Blood, has been published by CavanKerry Press. (more…)
11/2017: Garrett Hongo has a new essay collection, The Mirror Diary, in the prestigious Poets on Poetry series from University of Michigan Press. (more…)
10/2017: Ralph Salisbury, Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and Literature, former director of the MFA in Creative Writing and editor-in-chief of the Northwest Review, passed away on October 9.