Students receive creative writing awards (Released: 5/1/96)
by Sherry Fisher, Office of University Communications.
STORRS, Conn. -- Students at the University of Connecticut have been awarded prizes from the Department of English for their creative writing.
Jennifer Hethcote of Mansfield has received the $1,000 Jennie Hackman Memorial Prize for the Short Story, for Black Flag. Hethcote's story is a futuristic parable about sex and smoking.
Receiving honorable mention in this year's Jennie Hackman competition are:
All three stories are published in Writing UConn '96, the annual undergraduate literary publication of the Department of English. The publication is available at the UConn Co-op and English department.
Two students have received Collins Literary Prizes of $400 each. The prizes are given for the best work published in Writing UConn.
Gerardo Navarra (listed above as a Jennie Hackman honorable mention) received a Collins prize for Funerals, and Michael Schiavo of Southbury, a sophomore studying creative writing, received the award for his poem Chinese Calendar. Schiavo's poem was prompted by a placemat. Schiavo received second prize for his poetry in this year s Wallace Stevens Poetry Competition. Both works appear in Writing UConn '96.
The creative writing prizes will be presented at the publication party for Writing UConn at 4 p.m. on May 7 at the UConn Co-op.