Success Stories

2021 Allegra Johnson Prize

2021 Allegra Johnson Prize

The Writers’ Program is thrilled to announce Maggie Morris as the winner of the 2021 Allegra Johnson Prize. The final judge panel included Writers’ Program instructors Alison Singh Gee, Paul Guest, and Eduardo Santiago. From our semifinalists, the panel selected...

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Success: Lisa Knight’s Post-Certificate Work

Success: Lisa Knight’s Post-Certificate Work

Feature Film Certificate alum Lisa Knight has had writing and career success recently, which she attributes to lessons and encouragement attained in the Writers' Program. Lisa says, "I wasn't sure I could find a paying job doing what I love until I met Barney...

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Success: Leanne Ogasawara Wins Calvino Prize

Success: Leanne Ogasawara Wins Calvino Prize

Creative Writing Certificate student Leanne Ogasawara’s story “Bare Bones” won the 2020 Calvino Prize. You can read the story here: http://louisville.edu/miraclemonocle/issue-16/leanne-ogasawara. She says of the experience, “Around Christmas, I learned that my story...

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Success: Instructor Norman Kolpas’ New Book

Success: Instructor Norman Kolpas’ New Book

Longtime instructor Norman Kolpas recently published a new food book. He says, "I was asked by Reaktion Books, a well-respected book publisher based in London, to write a history of foie gras for their "Edible" series of single subject books on food. While the subject...

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Success: Catherine Klatzker’s Debut Memoir

Success: Catherine Klatzker’s Debut Memoir

Former student Catherine Klatzker is about to release her debut memoir, You Will Never Be Normal from Stillhouse Press in May, 2021. While it was still a book-in-progress, You Will Never Be Normal was longlisted for the 2017 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards...

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Feature Articles

2021 Allegra Johnson Prize

2021 Allegra Johnson Prize

The Writers’ Program is thrilled to announce Maggie Morris as the winner of the 2021 Allegra Johnson Prize. The final judge panel included Writers’ Program instructors Alison Singh Gee, Paul Guest, and Eduardo Santiago. From our semifinalists, the panel selected...

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Instructor Interview: Rebecca Bohanan

Instructor Interview: Rebecca Bohanan

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Rebecca Bohanan! Rebecca is teaching a section of Developmental Editing (Reg# 380026) in our Remote Instruction format, with live Zoom class meetings on Thursdays at 7pm PT this Summer. She sat down with us to offer some insight...

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Instructor Interview: Aminah Mae Safi

Instructor Interview: Aminah Mae Safi

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Aminah Mae Safi. Aminah is teaching Young Adult Novel I (Reg# 380537) in our Remote Instruction format, with live Zoom class meetings on Thursdays at 7pm PT this Summer. She sat down with us to offer some insight into creative...

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Instructor Interview: Guillermo Escalona

Instructor Interview: Guillermo Escalona

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Guillermo Escalona. Guillermo is teaching a NEW course, Television Content for a Global Age (Reg# 380980) in our Remote Instruction format, with live Zoom class meetings on Saturdays at 10am PT this Summer. He sat down with us...

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NEW Summer Courses for 2021

NEW Summer Courses for 2021

As the weather turns warmer and we all ache to get outside for a bit, let’s not forget our writing goals for the year. We’ve got new courses for Summer, and with all our offerings still online (in several types of formats), you can take classes just as easily sitting...

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Instructor Interview: Tony Camerino

Instructor Interview: Tony Camerino

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Tony Camerino! Tony is teaching a section of One-Hour TV I (Reg# 381266) in our Remote Instruction format, with live Zoom class meetings on Mondays at 7pm PT this Summer. He sat down with us to offer some insight into creative...

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