Bennington Undergraduate Writing Fellowships Announced
Due to the exceptional strength of the 2014 applicant pool, five Undergraduate Writing Fellows have been chosen to represent the program's inaugural class at the Bennington Writing Seminars' upcoming summer residency.
The Fellowship winners are:
- Julian Delacruz ’14 for poetry
- Anaïs Duplan ’14 for poetry
- Bruna Lobato ’15 for fiction
- Devon Walker ’15 for poetry
- Sasha Wiseman ’15 for nonfiction
The Bennington Undergraduate Writing Fellowships Program gives a select group of undergraduate Bennington writers working in poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction the opportunity to further their study of craft with a 10-day residency at Bennington’s MFA in Writing program. In addition to the full schedule of readings, lectures, craft sessions, and classes, the Undergraduate Writing Fellows will also participate in the writing workshops taught by the MFA program’s distinguished faculty.
“We are very much looking forward to bringing a select group of talented young writers into our midst,” Sven Birkerts, director of the Bennington Writing Seminars, said about the first class of fellowship winners. “I see it as a welcome and energizing infusion.”
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Bennington’s low-residency MFA program, founded by the poet Liam Rector.