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Creative Writing Program

Tue, 04/18/2023 - 9:54am
The Creative Writing Program is eager to announce this year's Virginia Rucker Walter Poetry Prize winners. This year, 1 winner and 2 runners up were selected out of 70 applicants by judge and alumna Dr. Ginger Ko. Please see the winners below along with Ginger's comments about their outstanding work:   1st Place: Alex Hoefer About the work: "[Alex Hoefer's poem] is a sly and steady poem, weaving together multilingualism, family, and memory in…
Thu, 03/16/2023 - 9:59am
Undergraduate English majors are invited to enter the annual Virginia Rucker Walter Poetry Prize! The competition will be judged this year by poet and UGA alum Ginger Ko This year, the judge will select a winner and 2 runners up. See scholarship amounts below: Winner will receive $2000 1st Runner-up will receive $1000 2nd Runner-up will receive $1000 To enter the competition, please follow the guidelines below:   Each entrant must assemble two…
Fri, 11/11/2022 - 11:30am
Stillpoint Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for Volume 54.  Submissions are due by January 13th.  Read submission guidelines here. SUBMIT HERE.
Mon, 09/26/2022 - 9:16am
Creative Writing Program Professor Aruni Kashyap will serve as one of Florida Gulf Coast University's Eminent Speakers.  The event will take place on Tuesday, October 18th.  Professor Kashyap will discuss his latest book, There Is No Good Time For Bad News, which was taught in the Department of English as part of a Postcolonial Literature course.
Wed, 09/07/2022 - 5:38pm
Eidson Chair in American Literature LeAnne Howe served as the final judge for the James Applewhite Poetry Prize sponsored by the North Carolina Literary Review. Just over 400 poems were submitted by 115 poets, and Howe selected Barbara Campbell’s poem “Half an Avocado and a Dollop of Hollandaise” from eleven finalists whose poems were selected for publication in 2023 by Poetry Editor Jeffrey Franklin. Click here to read more about the contest…
Fri, 09/02/2022 - 12:12pm
Staff applications for Stillpoint Literary Magazine are now open for the 2022-2023 academic year! Our staff is made up of dedicated and creative individuals who understand the importance of promoting and publishing student work. Staff members will connect with each other during our regular staff meetings and will also help curate the print magazine that Stillpoint publishes every spring.  Applications will close Friday, Sept. 16th. Stillpoint…
Thu, 08/25/2022 - 1:08pm
University of Georgia professor LeAnne Howe was awarded the Richard Beale Davis Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service to Southern Letters by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature for her work as a scholar and writer. Howe received the award at the 2022 SSSL conference in Atlanta on June 26. The Richard Beale Davis Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service to Southern Letters is awarded every other year at the biennial conference of…
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 10:56am
Professor Aruni Kashyap, along with writers Prajwal Parajuly and Manjushree Thapa, took part in a [margins.] panel titled, "Sanctuary: The Solace of Words."  This panel examined the complex nuances of immigrant identity, across the markers of race and culture to explore the intangibles of home. View the panel here.
Tue, 02/15/2022 - 10:54am
Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia LeAnne Howe will be honored at the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, March 10th from 7-8:30 p.m.  This event, sponsored by The University Library, The Western History Collection, and the Mark Allen Evertte Poetry Series, is to commemorate and celebrate the research accessibility of the LeAnne Howe Collection at the Western History Collections. In August of 2019, Howe was the first…
Mon, 02/14/2022 - 4:09pm
The University of Mississippi Press has published Conversations With LeAnne Howe, the first collection of interviews with the Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia and groundbreaking Choctaw author, whose genre-bending works take place in the US Southeast, Oklahoma, and beyond our national borders to bring Native American characters and themes to the global stage. Spanning the period from 2002 to 2020, the interviews in…

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