Hopwood Awards given to U-M creative writing students

 

ANN ARBOR— The University of Michigan announced winners of the Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards during the 2019 Graduate and Undergraduate Hopwood Awards Ceremony.

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, Frank O’Hara, John Ciardi and Marge Piercy.

This year’s winners include:


Hopwood Undergraduate Poetry

Mariam Reda, Dearborn Heights, Mich., “In July,” $5,000.

Nadia Mota, Adrian, Mich., “la madre tierra,” $5,000.

Miriam Saperstein, Huntington Woods, Mich., “How I Became a Golem,” $3,500.

Tarik Dobbs, Dearborn, Mich., “Plane to Plane,” $,2500.

Elena Ramirez-Gorski, Adrian, Mich., “Miss America,” $1,500.

 

Hopwood Graduate Poetry

Annesha Sengupta, Ann Arbor, “An Index of Earth Words: Poems,” $6,000.

Daniella Toosie-Watson, Bloomingburg, N.Y., “Jesufrito,” $4,500.

Mariya Zilberman, Reisterstown, MD, “False Tongue,” $3,250.

Akosua Afiriyie-Hwedie, Ann Arbor, “for those whom this need not be translated,” $2,500.

 

Hopwood Undergraduate Short Fiction

Shashank Rao, Canton, Mich., “The Russian Tenant,” $8,000.

Anne Lemberg, Ann Arbor, “Fourteen,” $4,500.

Elena Ramirez-Gorski, Adrian, Mich., “The Big Pond,” $3,500.

 

Hopwood Graduate Short Fiction

Oluwapemi Aguda, Lagos State, Nigeria, “The Wonders of the World” and “Manifest,” $8,000.

Elinam Agbo, Ann Arbor, “How to Run Away from a Ghanaian Marriage,” $4,000.

Colin Shepherd, Ann Arbor, “Ten Ways of Looking at Fire Island,” $3,500.

 

Hopwood Undergraduate Nonfiction

Rebecca Tarnopol, West Bloomfield, Mich., “A Woman’s Lot,” $6,500.

Katherine Velguth, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., “Fight Songs,” “Getting Back to Work,” and “Acadia National Park,” $5,000.

Cyril Cordor, Belleville, Mich., “Life and Death, Music and Bass: Two Explorations of Experiential Relationships,” $4,000.

Elena Ramirez-Gorski, Adrian, Mich., “Daughterhood: In our Blood and Blame,” $1,250.

 

Hopwood Graduate Nonfiction

Zahir Janmohamed, Ann Arbor, “Sanjay and Me,” $9,500.

Oluwapemi Aguda, Lagos State, Nigeria, “That’s the Story I Was Told,” $3,500.

Elinam Agbo, Ann Arbor, “Navigating the Unspoken,” $2,000.

Annesha Sengupta, Ann Arbor, “I’ll See You in the Next Life,” $1,500.

Sofia Groopman, Brooklyn, N.Y., “I Can’t Tell You All the Things She Said to Me,” $1,500.

 

Hopwood Screenplay

Kenneth Wade, Ann Arbor, “Daddy,” $8,000.

Samuel Rosenberg, Los Angeles, “Glide,” $4,000.

Phoebe Hopp, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., “Skin,” $4,000.

Monali Desai, Rochester Hills, Mich., “Running Through the Family,” $1,500.

Maxim Vinogradov, West Bloomfield, Mich., “A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams,” $1,500.

 

Hopwood Novel

Oluwapemi Aguda, Lagos State, Nigeria, “The Suicide Mothers,” $9,000.

Madeleine Gaudin, Austin, Texas, “Don’t Dream of Other Worlds,” $8,000.

Kenneth Wade, Ann Arbor, “Slumlord,” $3,000.

 

Hopwood Drama

Asher Dark, Montclair, N.J., “Fellow Passengers,” $5,000.

Oluwapemi Aguda, Lagos State, Nigeria, “One Loved Thing to Another,” $4,500.

Maxim Vinogradov, West Bloomfield, Mich., “Pippy Doodle’s Ice Cream Party (immediately following The Seagull),” $3,500.

Gerardo Sámano Córdova, Ann Arbor, “Driving Lesson,” $2,000.

 

The Arthur Miller Award

Ceren Ege, Waterford, Mich., “To See in Color Again,” $2,700.

The Kasdan Scholarship in Creative Writing

Thea Chacamaty, San Francisco, “Rumours,” $8,000.

The Frank and Gail Beaver Script Writing Prize

Nina Kim, Nashville, Tenn., “Blue Louise,” $1,400.

The Cora Duncan Award in Fiction

Elena Ramirez-Gorski, Adrian, Mich., “The Big Pond,” $800.

The Peter Phillip Pratt Award in Fiction

Miriam Francisco, Ann Arbor, “Tornado Season,” $800.

The Keith Taylor Prize for Excellence in Poetry

Nadia Mota, Adrian, Mich., “la madre tierra,” $800.

The Paul and Sonia Handleman Poetry Award

Mariam Reda, Dearborn Heights, Mich., “In July,” $3,200.

The Helen S. and John Wagner Prize

Annesha Sengupta, Ann Arbor, “An Index of Earth Words: Poems,” $1,100.

The Meader Family Award

Kenneth Wade, Ann Arbor, “Exaqua,” $2,200.

Bryan Byrdlong, Chicago, “Deer/field,” $2,200.

Farah Kader, Ann Arbor, “The absence of jasmine,” $2,200.

The Robert F. Haugh Prize

Shashank Rao, Canton, Mich., “The Russian Tenant,” $3,000.

The Stanley S. Schwartz Prize

Anne Lemberg, Ann Arbor, “Fourteen,” $650.

The Leonard and Eileen Newman Writing Prize in Fiction

Katherine Velguth, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., “Arachno-rama” and “Monsters,” $2,250.

Ethan Hopper, Canton, Mich., “Travelers,” $2,250.

Jena Vallina, Romeoville, Ill., “Anchorage Girls,” $2,250.

Meagean Dugger, Ann Arbor, “The Hollows They Know,” $2,250.

Zahir Janmohamed, Ann Arbor, “Seventy Thousand Angels,” $2,250.

The Andrea Beauchamp Prize

Oluwapemi Aguda, Lagos State, Nigeria, “Manifest,” $1,100.

The Chamberlain Award for Creative Writing

Sofia Groopman, Brooklyn, N.Y., “AMA,” $3,500.

The Helen J. Daniels Prize

Rebecca Tarnopol, West Bloomfield, Mich., “A Woman’s Lot,” $3,300.

The John Wagner Prize

Zahir Janmohamed, Ann Arbor, “Sanjay and Me,” $1,100.

The Naomi Saferstein Literary Award

Samuel Rosenberg, Los Angeles, “Glide,” $1,400.

The Leonard and Eileen Newman Writing Prize in Dramatic Writing

Monali Desai, Rochester Hills, Mich, “Running Through the Family,” $2,250.

Maxim Vinogradov, West Bloomfield, Mich., “A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams,” $1,500.

Drew Metcalf, Southfield, Mich., “In the Black,” $2,250.

The Dennis McIntyre Prize for Distinction in Undergraduate Playwriting

Maxim Vinogradov, West Bloomfield, Mich., “A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams,” $1,500.

Eli Rallo, Fair Haven, N.J., “Safety Pin,” $2,000.

Kyle Prue, Petoskey, Mich., “Roulette,” $1,650.

Paulina Adams, Harbor Springs, Mich., “WEAVING,” $1,650.

Hopwood Award Theodore Roethke Prize

Davey McLeod, Ypsilanti, Mich., “Dust on the Sun-Blood,” $5,000.

 

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