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Kratz Center for Creative Writing Announces Summer Writing Fellows

Release date: May 03, 2012

Each year, the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College awards its Summer Writing Fellowships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have successfully completed 200-level and 300-level creative writing courses. Aspiring fellows submit samples of their best writing along with proposals that convey their plans to engage in concentrated summer study, professional employment, or fieldwork that informs the creation of poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, or drama.

This year, after an adjudicated competition, the Kratz Center is pleased to announce that the following creative writing students were awarded fellowships, as follows:

Elise Burke '13 received a fellowship to create a collection of historical short fiction informed by travel and study through the Assateague and Chincoteague islands of Maryland and Virginia.

Vincent Dajani '13 received a fellowship to create a collection of magical-realist fiction about psychic mediums, informed by travel and study at Lily Dale, a psychic community in New York state.

Jacob Dilson '13 received a fellowship to create a 10-poem portrait of a post-Katrina New Orleans, based on fieldwork within the city.

Aaron Gilbert '12 received a fellowship to create a collection of literary journalism about socioeconomically disadvantaged youth, based on fieldwork in Portland, Oregon.

Omari Jeremiah '12 received a fellowship to create literary journalism inspired by travel throughout Costa Rica.

Camden Kimura '12 received a fellowship to support study at Skidmore College's New York Summer Writer's Institute while writing a collection of poems.

Peter Krause '12 received a fellowship to create a collection of poems based on his travels throughout several East Asian countries.

Lara "Bea" McQueen '12 received a fellowship to support study at the Tin House Writer's Workshop at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, while writing a collection fiction.

Raychel Rapazza '12 received a fellowship to support internships and field studies at several literary agencies in the greater Boston and New Hampshire areas while writing a collection of fiction.

Laura Tims '13 received a fellowship to support employment and field study at the Fine Print Literary Management Agency in New York City while writing a young-adult novel.

Rebecca Titus '12 received a fellowship to support fieldwork throughout the U.S. Southwest while producing a collection of personal poems and original photographs.

Naomi Weekes '13 received a fellowship to support fieldwork across the United States, from East to West and back, while writing poems about diverse American identities.

For further information, e-mail kratz@goucher.edu.


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