Former Writers’ Program student, Carolyn Bishop, has placed 2nd in The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest; her submission, “Gravity House,” will appear in Carve’s fall issue. This year she earned her MFA in writing from Pacific University, Oregon, and is currently at work completing her first collection of interlinked stories.

She began writing “Gravity House,” in Harry Youtt and Judith Prager’s course: Creativity into Craft. Of her experience, Carolyn says, “They taught me the fine art of verisimilitude and how to create story worlds that come alive on the page, with characters that can be believed, and narrators that can be trusted. It was through Harry and Judith’s expert teaching and the dynamic, interactive nature of their online classes, that I gained the confidence to carry on with my writing.”

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