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In the News

Just a few of the recent news items about our program, faculty, students, and alumni.

Sydney Blair

We are heartbroken to post news that Sydney Blair, one of our dearest creative writing faculty members, passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. There will be a memorial service on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, 10:30 am, Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. We have posted a new webpage here with additional information, including a link for donations to the new fellowship fund in Sydney's name.

Two for 5 under 35

Two recent MFA fiction alums, Thomas Pierce and Greg Jackson, were both selected by the National Book Foundation for 2016 "5 under 35" awards. See the National Book Foundation announcement for details.

Kapnick Writers-in-Residence
Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

UVA Creative Writing is pleased to host Lydia Davis as a Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence this fall, and Junot Díaz in the spring. See this UVAToday article for details.

Henfield Prize

Congratulations to MFA Micheal Sears, winner of our 2016 Henfield Prize. See this UVAToday article for details.

Meridian, Summer 2016

The newest issue of Meridian, the semiannual magazine edited by our MFA students, is shipping, and features a special art insert by Beth Hoeckel. Check out issue #37 on the Meridian website.

Jeffery Renard Allen

A UVAToday article on our newest fiction faculty member, Jeffery Renard Allen.

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