The $50k Keene Prize in Literature of the UT College of Liberal Arts was announced this week: David Semonchik, now in his second year in MCW's program in fiction, was the grand prize winner. MCW fellows Darri Farr (currently in her first year, in fiction) and Meg Freitag (graduating this spring in poetry) were runners-up along with UT Dept of English Ph.D. candidate Jenn Shapland. Congratulations to all! A reception honoring the winners is planned for Monday, May 11th at 5 pm at the Ransom Center.
Two Michener Center alums are among the 2105 recipients of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation: poet Matthew Dickman, class of 2005, who currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and Kevin Powers, poet & novelist, who lives in Richmond, Virginia. Congratulations to both!
2008 playwriting alum George Brant's award-winning play GROUNDED opens at the Public Theater off-Broadway in New York on April 9, starring Anne Hathaway and directed by two-time Tony winner Julie Taymor.