University of Michigan announces Hopwood winners
ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan recently announced winners of the winter term Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards.
The awards are funded by a bequest from Avery Hopwood, a 1905 U-M graduate and successful Broadway playwright, and Jule Hopwood, his mother. Past winners include Arthur Miller, John Ciardi and Marge Piercy.
The Hopwood Awards are judged in two phases. A local screening committee comprising writers from the University and the surrounding community recommends manuscripts to be forwarded to national judges, who evaluate the writings and assign points to each work. The point totals indicate the level of financial reward to be given to a specific piece of writing. The winners, listed by their hometowns, are:
Robyn Anspach, $3,000, Hopwood Graduate Poetry.
Jordan Bohy, $5,500, Hopwood Screenplay.
Newcombe Clark, $2,400, Dennis McIntyre Prize for Distinction in Undergraduate Playwriting.
Jeremiah Chamberlin, double winner, $6,500, Hopwood Graduate Short Fiction and $675 for the Andrea Beauchamp Prize.
Michelle Regalado Deatrick, double winner, $2,500 in the Hopwood Graduate Short Fiction category and $3,000 in the Hopwood Graduate Poetry competition.
Irene Hahn, double winner. $5,000, Hopwood Graduate Poetry and $700 for the Geoffery James Gosling Prize.
Elizabeth Hoyt, $2,400, Dennis McIntyre Prize for Distinction in Undergraduate Playwriting.
Elizabeth Kostova, $2,000, Hopwood Graduate Essay.
Madeline Kotowicz, $5,000, Hopwood Undergraduate Short Fiction and $1,750, the Robert F. Haugh Prize.
Karen Outen, $4,000, Hopwood Novel.
Nat Topping, $2,500, Hopwood Drama.
Esohe Osai, $3,500, Hopwood Undergraduate Essay.
Elesia Bennett, $5,000, Hopwood Undergraduate Essay.
Mariama Lockington, $3,000, Hopwood Undergraduate Poetry.
David Stanley Plastrik, triple winner: $5,000, Hopwood Undergraduate Essay; $4,000, Hopwood Undergraduate Poetry; and $2,200, the Paul and Sonia Handleman Poetry Award.
Jillian Dembowski, $2,000 tuition credit, Arthur Miller Award of the University of Michigan Club of New York Scholarship Fund.
Carolyn Tourner Schilling, double winner, $6,500, Hopwood Screenplay and $1,000 the Naomi Saferstein Literary Award.
OUT OF STATE
Andrew Genser, $1,000, Leonard and Eileen Newman Writing Prize in Fiction.
Rachel Losh, double winner. $2,000, Meader Family Award and $5,000, Hopwood Award: Theodore Roethke Prize for the Long Poem or Poetic Sequence.
Travis Holland, $3,500, Hopwood Novel.
Gabrielle Lensch, $3,000, Hopwood Undergraduate Poetry.
Michael Hinken, $2,500, Chamberlain Award for Creative Writing.
Will Dunlap, $5,000, Hopwood Undergraduate Short Fiction.
Brian Lobel, $4,000, Hopwood Drama.
New York City
Donovan Hohn, double winner. $7,000, Hopwood Graduate Essay and $675, John Wagner Prize.
Matthew Hittinger, double winner. $3,000, Hopwood Graduate Poetry and $675, John Wagner Prize.
Courtney Mandryk, $3,000, Hopwood Graduate Poetry.
Charlotte Boulay, $2,000, Meader Family Award.
Vanessa Mae-Chern Heng
$1,000, Leonard and Eileen Newman Writing Prize in Fiction.
Ben Stroud, $2,500, Hopwood Graduate Short Story.
Daniel Rivas, triple winner. $6,500, Hopwood Screenplay; $2,000, Hopwood Novel; and $2,000, Hopwood Graduate Essay.