Student Winners of Graduate Writing Awards to Read, April 22

The University of Tennessee’s final Writers in the Library event of the academic year will feature readings by student winners of the John C. Hodges Graduate Writing Awards. Readings from the winning works will take place in the Hodges Library auditorium on Monday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Awards are made possible by the English Department through the John C. Hodges Better English Fund, endowed by the long-time UT English professor and author of the Harbrace College Handbook, for whom the Hodges Library also is named.

2013 winners of the John C. Hodges Graduate Writing Awards:

FICTION

First Prize: Ryan Woldruff, for “Still, This Might Be a Love Story”
Second Prize: Daniel Wallace, for “My Arctic Circle”
Third Prize: Tawnysha Greene, for “All God’s Children”

POETRY

First Prize: Stephanie Duggers, for a series of poems
Second Prize: Christian Anton Gerard, for a series of poems (“Defense of Poetry”)
Third Prize: Tawnysha Greene, for a series of poems

Winners of the John C. Hodges Graduate Writing Awards will receive $500 for First Prize, $300 for Second Prize, and $100 for Third Prize in each category. This year’s judges were English faculty Laura Hoffer and Chuck Maland in fiction, and author (and former Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries) Brian Griffin in poetry.

The public is invited to join the university community for readings by these accomplished, up-and-coming writers.
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Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@nullutk.edu), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (chebert3@nullutk.edu).

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