Creative Writing and Translation Graduates and Students Receive Artists 360 Awards



Courtesy Artists 360

From left to right, former students Brody Parrish Craig and Savine Schmidt, and MFA student Lily Buday.

The Mid-America Arts Alliance has announced the winners of the 2022 Artists 360 Awards. Two alumni of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Translation in the Department of English have received project grants, and one current MFA student has received a scholarship. studies. Their proposed projects focus on publishing and community engagement, photography and non-fiction storytelling, and fiction writing.

Artists 360, a program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, made possible with support from the Walton Family Foundation, provides grants and professional development opportunities to individual artists from all disciplines in the greater Northwest region of the United States. ‘Arkansas.

Grants include learning opportunities to develop entrepreneurial skills and build lasting careers, creating a network of leading regional artists.

Alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing and Translation program who have received project grants are:

Brody Parrish Craig who, along with Maximiliano Oliver Calabotta “will work within the Arkansas TGNC community to create a zine publication responding to the prompt ‘Trans Joy IS’. Through generative events, posts and artist showcases, we will continue Twang’s mission to collaborate and create a TGNC+ art collective.”

Sabine Schmidtof which “Rememorials” is made up of “a series of color film photographs showing paper models of vanished homes, schools, businesses and other buildings, taken in the original locations. All were places of racial injustice. Non-fiction narratives tell the stories of each site and the people who lived, studied or worked there. Paper structures, photos and stories re-form the fading knowledge of that site. happened in these places, opening up opportunities for learning, understanding, and atonement.

A scholarship has been awarded to a current fourth-year MFA student Lily Bouday. A fiction writer in her fourth year of the program, Buday has been recognized by Artists 360 for her work in fiction writing.

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