Awards Night

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
ESC N104
Light refreshments served


Selected readings by winners of the Creative Writing Program and English Department's student writing contests and scholarships

We close our year by celebrating the work we do within the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program to develop new, young writing of all kinds in keeping with the USA Today report that we are the No. 1 place for budding writers in the country. We hope you will join us to hear the newest voices in the chorus.


Department of English -- Undergraduate

Best Undergraduate Essay

Johnston Fellowship for Travel and Research

Johnston Award

Betty and Michael Wolf Prize in American Literature

Andrea De Man Award for Excellence in English

Harry and Sue Rusche Scholarship

The Eagle Award for First-Year Writers

Department of English -- Graduate

Best Graduate Essay

The James Richardson Award for Dissertation Research in African American, Jewish American, or 20th-century American Literature

Delores P. Aldridge Award for the Study of and/or Research Related to African American Studies


Creative Writing Program

Academy of American Poets Prize

Artistine Mann Awards in Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Playwriting

Agnes Nixon and Kiki McCabe Prize in Screenwriting

Grace Abernethy Scholarships

Tom-Chris Allen Scholarship