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Students earn thousands in Hopwood writing awards



January 25, 2001

Students earn thousands in Hopwood writing awards

ANN ARBOR—Eleven University of Michigan students received $6,500 in awards for their outstanding essay, fiction and poetry writings from the Hopwood Awards Program.

Nicholas Delbanco, U-M professor of English and director of the Hopwood Awards Program, also presented $8,700 in awards for other literary contests during the Hopwood Awards ceremony.

Anna Clark, a U-M sophomore from St. Joseph, Mich., was a triple winner with two awards from the Hopwood Underclassmen Essay and Fiction categories and an award from the Louise and George Piranian Scholarship fund.

Funded by a bequest from U-M alumnus and Broadway playwright Avery Hopwood, the Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards are presented three times annually, with the major competition in April.

Winners, listed by hometown, are:

MICHIGAN:

ANN ARBOR—

Heather Abner, a MFA student in Creative Writing, $250 from the Michael R. Gutterman Award in Poetry for her work "From the Silver Cap of My Stanley Thermos";
Scott J. Berzon, a MFA student in Creative Writing, $1,000 from the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship;
Manu Samriti Chander, a MFA student in Creative Writing, $100 from the Academy of American Poets Prize-Graduate Division for "Off Switch";
Phillip Crymble, a MFA student in Creative Writing, $1,000 from the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship;
Margaret Dean, a MFA student in Creative Writing, $1,000 from the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship;
Darcie Dennigan, a MFA student in Creative Writing, $1000 from the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship and $300 from the Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize for "Aunt Marge's Funeral";
Joshua Izenberg, a sophomore in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, $600 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Poetry category for his work "Collected Works";
Kate Levy, a sophomore in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, $400 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Poetry category for "Wanted or Needed."

BEVERLY HILLS—

Robyn Anspach, freshman in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, $600 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Poetry category for "Ten Poems" and $300 from the Jeffrey L. Weisberg Memorial Prize in Poetry for "An Old Man."

BIRMINGHAM—

Nicholas Allen Harp, a MFA student in Creative Writing, $250 from the Michael R. Gutterman Award in Poetry for "American Movie: Jack Byweather."

EAST LANSING—

Adam Hunault, a freshman in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, $700 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Fiction category for "Joy Ride."

HUNTINGTON WOODS—

Frances Reade, a sophomore in the Residential College, $300 from the Jeffrey L. Weisberg Memorial Prize in Poetry.

KALAMAZOO—

Todd Carmody, a senior in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, $100 from the Academy of American Poets Prize-Undergraduate Division for "Hinterhaus."

MOUNT PLEASANT—

Alyson Foster, a freshman in the Residential College, $600 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Fiction category for "Roses at 197 Fancher; Graffiti; Dye Job."

PARMA—

Fritz Swanson, a MFA student in Creative Writing, $1,000 from the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship.

ST. JOSEPH—

Anna Clark, a sophomore in the Residential College, $600 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Essay category for "Words: A Distraction from Consciousness" and "An Introduction," and $900 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Fiction category for "Giving the Wrong Impression," and $100 from the Louise and George Piranian Scholarship.

TROY—

Laura Deneau, a sophomore in the Residential College, $500 from the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship;
Rania Fetouh, a freshman in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, $400 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Essay category for "Breaking Cultural Bonds."

WEST BLOOMFIELD—

Adi Neuman, sophomore in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, $500 from the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship and $700 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Poetry category for "Seven Poems."

CALIFORNIA:

CORONA—

Nicole Eisenmann, a student in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, $600 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Essay category for "A Narrow Hallway."

ENCINO—

Eric Geffner, a freshman in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, $400 from the Hopwood Underclassmen Essay category for "The Truth About Eighteen Year Olds" and "White Men Can Play."

VERMONT:

WEYBRIDGE—

Sarah Wolfson, a MFA student in Creative Writing, $1,000 from the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship.

 

Contact: Dan Krauth
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