Undergraduate Writing Fellowships

The Bennington Undergraduate Writing Fellowship allows a select group of undergraduate writers working in poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction the opportunity to further their study of craft with a 10-day residency at Bennington’s MFA in Writing program.

We’re delighted to announce the recipients of the Bennington Undergraduate Writing Fellowships for 2017. Due to the strength of an exceptionally talented applicant pool, we will once again be awarding five fellowships in total: two in fiction, one in nonfiction, and two in poetry. We have also named an alternate in every genre. Along with the honor of being chosen, the alternate will attend the June MFA residency if the recipient cannot attend.

The Fellowship recipients are
  • Thea Wong ’17 for fiction
  • Katie Yee ’17 for fiction
  • Willa Dorn Lilien ’17 for nonfiction
  • Jacqui Alpine ’17 for poetry
  • Franci Revel ’17 for poetry
The alternates are
  • Sydney Bradley ’18 for fiction
  • Samantha Krause ’17 for nonfiction
  • Kevin Costello ’17 for poetry
  • Layne Eckensberger ’17 for poetry

The Bennington Undergraduate Writing Fellowship program allows a select group of undergraduate 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.

Questions?

For more information or if you have questions, please contact faculty coordinator Benjamin Anastas.