Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing

Further to enhance its strong program in creative writing, which includes workshops at every level and in such diverse genres as poetry, fiction, nonfictional prose and plays, the Department of English has established the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Designed to support a writer completing his or her first book, the annual Fellowship provides a generous stipend, office space, and an intellectual community for the recipient, who spends the academic year at Colgate. In return, the Fellow teaches a creative-writing workshop each semester and gives a public reading of his or her work.

For additional information about the terms of the Fellowship and the application process e-mail englishdept@mail.colgate.edu




  The recipient of the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing for 2004-2005 is the fiction writer, FRANCES HWANG.  Frances received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University, an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Montana.  She was the 2003-2004 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and a former fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New American Voices, Glimmer Train, and The Madison Review.   She is finishing Transparency, a collection of short stories.