FIU Master of Fine Arts alumna Ashley Jones MFA ‘15, is among six writers selected to receive a 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. It is the only national literary awards program of its kind dedicated to identifying and supporting women writers of unusual talent and promise in the early stages of their writing careers.
Creative Writing Program alumnus, Richard Blanco, has been invited by the Department of State to write an original poem and read it at the U.S. Embassy opening in Havana, Cuba.
Congratulations to CRW alumni, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello (2014)! She has won the AWP Poetry book contest--the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. During her tenure,Marci was a Knight Fellow in the MFA Program.
Book launch for MFA Alum Fabienne Josaphat's first novel, Dancing in the Baron's Shadow.
Come out and join our FIU undergraduate and graduate 2016 Literary Contest winners as they read excerpts from their winner pieces. Event is FREE & OPEN to the public.
The Sanders prize, believed to be unique in American letters, is awarded annually to a writer of fiction, identified by The FIU Creative Writing Program, whose work combines literary excellence with popular appeal. The award is supported by a grant from the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation of Boca Raton. Sanders, who died in 1998, was himself an author of well-regarded popular novels, including The First Deadly Sin.
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