Student Winners of UT Writing Prizes Announced

The UT Creative Writing Program announces the winners of its yearly writing contests for students. The 2011 contest winners will read from their award-winning works at an event sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and Writers in the Library. The reading will take place on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 pm in 1210 McClung Tower. Undergraduate winners will read at 7 pm; graduates, at 8 pm. The readings are free and open to the public.

Winners of the undergraduate creative writing prizes are:

ROBERT A. BURKE AWARD FOR FICTION
First Prize: Will McClure for “Keep Driving”
Second Prize: Cynthia Bentley, “When Peace Comes”

ELEANORA BURKE AWARD FOR NON-FICTION
First Prize: Faith Barger, “Survivor’s Guilt”
Second Prize: Stephanie Riggs, “Out to Lunch”

BAIN-SWIGGETT POETRY PRIZE
First Prize: Logan Murphy, “Dive, a Sestina”
Second Prize: Jeremy Brunger, “The Fisherman”

KNICKERBOCKER POETRY PRIZE
First Prize: Allison Yilling, “Cusco”
Second Prize: Ryan Butz, “And Yet”

Winners of the JOHN C. HODGES GRADUATE WRITING PRIZES are:

POETRY
First prize: Josh Robbins
Second prize: Charlotte Pence
Third prize (a tie): Beth Kefauver and Tawnysha Greene

FICTION
First prize: Beth Kefauver, for “Lizard Girl”
Second prize: Tawynsha Greene, “Eskimo Days”
Third prize: Charlotte Pence, “What’s Left Undone”

The graduate writing prizes were endowed by the same long-time UT English professor for whom UT’s John C. Hodges Main Library is named.

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