Jacqueline Giessler and Charlie Garza receive 2022 Nelson Awards
Jacqueline Giessler and Charlie Garza have received the David and Sylvia Nelson Award, which supports creative writing students performing unpaid summer internships that further their writing education.
Jacqueline is a rising senior double majoring in Creative Writing and Literature and Economics. Jacqueline is a talented writer who investigates social issues in her work, particularly themes of women’s empowerment, through an entertaining blend of realism and the magical. Jacqueline will intern this summer as a media and outreach coordinator with the Poetry Lab, based in Alpena, Michigan, and founded by two UM alums.
Charlie is a rising junior majoring in Creative Writing and Literature. Charlie’s short stories use the fantasy and speculative fiction genres to explore both large scale societal issues and intimate questions about life and mortality. Charlie will intern this summer with nonprofit publisher Dzanc Books as an editorial assistant.