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U-M announces Hopwood Award winners

NORWAY, Mich.—The University of Michigan recently announced winners of the Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards during the 2013 Graduate and Undergraduate Hopwood Awards Ceremony at Rackham Auditorium.

The awards are funded by a bequest from Avery Hopwood, a 1905 graduate and successful Broadway playwright, and Jule Hopwood, his mother. Past winners include Arthur Miller, John Ciardi and Marge Piercy.

Winners from Michigan include: Mary Camille Beckman, $2,500 Hopwood Graduate Poetry Prize, Ann Arbor; Kenzie Allen, $2,500 Meader Family Award, Ann Arbor; Blair Austin, $8,500 Hopwood Novel Award, Dexter; Brittany Bennett, $2,500 Graduate Short Fiction Award, Ann Arbor; Laya Charaya, $3,000 Hopwood Undergraduate Nonfiction Award, Dearborn Heights; Tyler Dean, $2,500 Arthur Miller Award of the University of Michigan Club of New York Scholarship Fund, Plymouth; Carlina Duan, $4,000 Hopwood Undergraduate Poetry Award, Ann Arbor; Rachel Hoiles Farrell, $4,500 Hopwood Graduate Nonfiction Award, a $10,000 Hopwood Graduate Short Fiction Award, and a $1,000 Andrea Beauchamp Prize, Ann Arbor; Nathan Go, $1,700 Chamberlain Award for Creative Writing, Ann Arbor; Allison Hawkins, $4,500 Hopwood Screenplay Award, Kentwood.

Lizzie Hutton, $3,000 Hopwood Graduate Poetry Award, Ann Arbor; Caitlin Michelle Kiesel, $7,500 Hopwood Undergraduate Short Fiction Award and a $2,700 Robert F. Haugh Prize, Royal Oak; Bruce A. Lack, Jr., $3,500 Hopwood Graduate Poetry Award, Ann Arbor; Matthew Pollock, $4,000 Hopwood Undergraduate Short Fiction Award and a $550 Stanley S. Schwartz Prize Bloomfield Hills; A. L. Major, $8,500 Hopwood Novel Award and an $800 Geoffrey James Gosling Prize, Ann Arbor; Andrew McIntyre, $8,500 Hopwood Drama Award, Waterford; Matthew Montgomery, $9,000 Hopwood Screenplay Award and a $1,200 Naomi Saferstein Literary Prize, Plymouth; Haley Patail, $11,000 Hopwood Undergraduate Poetry Award and a $2,700 Paul and Sonia Handleman Poetry Prize, Ypsilanti.

Olivia Postelli, $4,000 Hopwood Undergraduate Short Fiction Award, St. Joseph; Jacqui Sahagian, $3,500 Hopwood Undergraduate Nonfiction Award Concord; A. Brad Schwartz, $6,000 Kasdan Scholarship in Creative Writing, East Lansing; Al Smith, $2,000 Hopwood Drama Award, Waterford; Jacob Levi Stroud, $3,000 Hopwood Drama Award, Benton Harbor; Brita Thorne, $8,500 Hopwood Drama Award, a $10,000 Hopwood Undergraduate Nonfiction Award, and a $2,900 Helen J. Daniels Prize, Norway; Jia Tolentino, $3,000 Hopwood Novel Award, Ann Arbor; Kyle Vinuya, $4,000 Hopwood Screenplay Award, Bloomfield Hills.

Emily Waples, $4,000 Hopwood Graduate Nonfiction Award, Ann Arbor; Maya West, $7,500 Hopwood Graduate Nonfiction Award and a $1,000 John Wagner Prize, Ann Arbor; Milena Westarb, $3,500 Dennis McIntyre Prize for Distinction in Undergraduate Playwriting, Macomb Twp.; Allison Brown, $3,500 Dennis McIntyre Prize for Distinction in Undergraduate Playwriting, Birmingham; and Tyler Dean, $2,500 Arthur Miller Award of the University of Michigan Club of New York Scholarship Fund, Plymouth.

Honorees from outside of Michigan include: Sheerah Tan Cole, $2,500 Hopwood Graduate Short Fiction Award, Sauderstown, R.I.; Jeremiah Childers, $2,500 Meader Family Award, Murphysboro, IL; Lauren Clark, $5,000 Hopwood Graduate Poetry Award and a $1,000 Helen S. and John Wagner Prize, South Orange, N.J.; Madalyn Hochendoner, $4,000 Hopwood Undergraduate Poetry Award, Poland, Ohio; Nate Marshall, $2,000 Hopwood Graduate Poetry Award, Chicago; Chris McCormick, $1,000 Leonard and Eilee Writing Prize in Fiction, Lancaster, Calif.; Chigozie Obioma, $3,000 Hopwood Novel Award Makurdi, Nigeria; Kevin Phan, $5,000 Hopwood Award Theodore Roethke Prize, Marion, Iowa; Melinda Misener, $1,700 Chamberlain Award for Creative Writing, Portland, Maine; and Camille Duet, $1,000 Frank and Gail Beaver Script Writing Prize, Holland, Ohio.

The Hopwood Awards are judged in two phases. A local screening committee comprising writers from the University and the surrounding community recommends manuscripts to be forwarded to national judges, who evaluate the writings and assign points to each work. The point totals indicate the level of financial reward to be given to a specific piece of writing.

 

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