RC Students win Winter 2019 Hopwoods

Several current RC students (and LSA students majoring in RC Creative Writing) won Winter 2019 Hopwood awards! (In fact, they won 15 of 27). Congratulations!
Hopwood Undergraduate Poetry
Mariam Reda, CW major
Nadia Mota, CW major
Miriam Saperstein, RC (undeclared)
Tarik Dobbs, BGS, 1 RC Poetry class
Elena Ramirez-Gorski, RC, CW major
Hopwood Undergraduate Short Fiction
Shashank Rao, RC, CW major
Elena Ramirez-Gorski, RC, CW major
Hopwood Undergraduate Nonfiction
Elena Ramirez-Gorski, RC, CW major
Hopwood Screenplay
Samuel Rosenberg, RC
The Arthur Miller Award
Ceren Ege, RC, CW major
The Cora Duncan Award in Fiction
Elena Ramirez-Gorski, RC, CW major
The Keith Taylor Prize for Excellence in Poetry
Nadia Mota, CW major
The Paul and Sonia Handleman Poetry Award
Mariam Reda, CW major
The Robert F. Haugh Prize
Shashank Rao, RC, CW major
The Leonard and Eileen Newman Writing Prize in Fiction
Jena Vallina, RC
The Naomi Saferstein Literary Award
Samuel Rosenberg, RC
The Dennis McIntyre Prize for Distinction in Undergraduate Playwriting
Kyle Prue,  Adv Poerty, Adv Narration this semester
Paulina (Hodges) Adams,  RC, CW major
Hopwood Award Theodore Roethke Prize
Davey McLeod, CW Major

These honors will be conferred on April 18, at 6 p.m. in the Rackham Auditorium.

Following the announcement of the awards, there will be a lecture from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als and a light reception. Free to attend and open to all!

Hilton Als began contributing to The New Yorker in 1989, writing pieces for ‘The Talk of the Town,’ he became a staff writer in 1994, theatre critic in 2002, and lead theater critic in 2012. Before coming to The New Yorker, Als was a staff writer for the Village Voice and an editor-at-large at Vibe. Als edited the catalogue for the 1994-95 Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition “Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art.” His first book, The Women, was published in 1996. His book, White Girls, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2014 and winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Non-fiction, discusses various narratives of race and gender. He is author of the introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of The Early Stories of Truman Capote. He is also guest editor for the 2018 Best American Essays (Mariner Books, October 2, 2018). He also wrote Andy Warhol: The Series, a book containing two previously unpublished television scripts for a series on the life of Andy Warhol.  Als is an associate professor of writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan, and Smith College. He lives in New York City.