TS author Steven Dunn wins Goddard College/ PEN North American $10,000 Scholarship

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[Reposted from Goddard College’sMFAW blog site, is the author of the unique, Potted Meat (Tarpaulin Sky Press 2015), which was a Colorado Book Award Finalist and was shortlisted for Granta‘s Best of Young American Novelists. His second book water & & power is upcoming from Tarpaulin Sky Press later on this year. He was born and raised in West Virginia, and after ten years in the Navy, earned a B.A. in Creative Composing from the University of Denver. His work likewise has been released in Columbia Journal andGranta Publication. Mr. Dunn is co-founder of the Denver Veterans’ Writers Workshop and of a reading series in Denver that includes women and authors of color. He likewise teaches at-risk youth in a bimonthly workshop about “acquiring firm through informing your very own story.” As a trainee in Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Composing Program, he plans to produce a body of work that deals with”the several layers of disappearance of black bodies through the lens of state-sanctioned violence and patriarchy. Through these lenses I wish to parallel historic racism with modern racism while paying particular attention to the resulting exhaustion and trauma of both timelines, and how those are passed through our generations.”

Elena Georgiou, Director of Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, described Mr. Dunn’s work as “piercing. His straightforward, stripped-down style permits nothing to obtain in the method of the story. And what is that story? It is an up-close and personal examination of how racism and sexism are perpetuated in modern-day America.”

The $10,000 Goddard/ PEN North American Scholarship is the outcome of a partnership between Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing and PEN America, PEN Canada, and PEN Mexico, which together comprise the North American branches of PEN International, the world’s preeminent literary company. Members at any level from these PEN Centers are eligible for the Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship.As the second-place awardee, hybrid author Maša Sukovic, will receive a$5,000 scholarship. Ms. Sukovic is a Trainee Affiliate member of PEN America. She holds an MA and PhD from Texas A&M University and was the 2017 winner of the San Francisco Writing Contest in Grownup Fiction. Her work has actually appeared in I come from the World literary journal and Permafrost Publication. At Goddard, she prepares to check out the hybrid form, with a particular”concentrate on the aspects of wonderful realism, as it examines the notions of hybridity, postcolonialism, and the supernatural and natural existing together in the exact same space and at the exact same time.”10 extra scholarship prospects will receive Engaged Artist Awards of $2,000 each: PEN America members Amy

Barnes, Lisa Chambers, Will Duprey, Ron Estrada, Brian Jackson, Jo Manu Maltzman, Sarah Monahan, Jay Sheets, and Rachel Spalding; and PEN Canada member Magdalen Bowyer.Congratulations to all!Candidates for the 2019 Goddard/ PEN North American Scholarship might send their applications till April 15, 2019. Application info may be found at: https://www.goddard.edu/academics/master-fine-arts-creative-writing-2/pen-scholarship/The Goddard/ PEN North American Scholarship is made possible by a generous present from faculty and buddies of Goddard College. Additional contributions to sustain this award may be made at.

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