Last week I posted the announcement for our Fall 2010 Emerging Writer Fellowship winners and finalists. Today I want to expand that to include the bios of all the winners. The Emerging Writer Fellowships are awarded to writers who have published up to 2 book-length works of prose and up to three book-length works of poetry. During the blind application process, The Writer's Center received dozens of submissions from emerging writers in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. There were six recipients. The fellows will headline, with musical guests to be determined by curators Chad Clark (Beauty Pill) and Matt Byars (The Caribbean), these upcoming Story/Stereo events:
Friday, September 3, 8:00 P.M.
Aryn Kyle (fiction: Boys and Girls Like You and Me)
Allison Benis White (poetry: Self-Portrait with Crayon)
Friday, October 8, 8:00 P.M.
Jenny Browne (poetry: The Second Reason)
Debra Gwartney (nonfiction: Live Through This: A Mother’s Memoir of Runaway Daughters)
Friday, November 5, 8:00 P.M.
Doreen Baingana (fiction: Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe)
Alison Pelegrin (poetry: Big Muddy River of Stars)
Our call for submissions for our Spring 2011 Emerging Writer Fellowships are now open. For more information, visit The Writer's Center's Web site here.