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Helon Habila Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Helon Habila Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

The Kaduna Books and Arts Festival has honored Mason creative writing professor Helon Habila with the KabaFest Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented at the festival's opening ceremonies on Thursday, April 25.

MFA Student Arpita Roy earns Bread Loaf fellowship

MFA Student Arpita Roy earns Bread Loaf fellowship

MFA poetry student Arpita Roy has been selected as the winner of the Bread Loaf Katharine Bakeless Nason Contributor Award in Poetry for the 2023 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. For this highly competitive award, she was chosen out of a pool of 2,500 applicants.

Stillhouse Press Author Published in Poetry Magazine

Stillhouse Press Author Published in Poetry Magazine

MFA alumnus and former Watershed Lit GPA Tommy Sheffield (Poetry, '21) met poet Latif Askia Ba, acquired and helped develop his book project, and successfully published The Machine Code of a Bleeding Moon in 2022 under the Stillhouse Press imprint. Ba had two poems published in the June 2023 issue of Poetry Magazine.

Visiting Poet Dong Li • Thursday, April 20

Visiting Poet Dong Li • Thursday, April 20

Dong Li, author of The Orange Tree and inaugural winner of the Phoenix Emerging Poet Book Prize, closes the Creative Writing Program's Spring Visiting Writers Series.