About Our Students

Our writing community is like no other. We build each other up, celebrate successes and enthusiastically welcome new members into our program.

Recent Successes

2015 Man Booker Prize Winner for A Brief History of Seven Killings. 

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night was named a 2014 "Top 10 Best Summer Read" by Publishers Weekly.

The Rebel Wife was a "Top Ten Pick for February 2012" by O, The Oprah Magazine.

2015 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction - Longlisted  for Time of the Locust.

2016 Nashville Film Festival Family/Animated Screenplay Competition Winner for Fridge Mates.

Fanelli's poem, Raking Leaves, was featured on NPR's The Writer's Almanac and read by Garrison Keillor.

D'Amico's screenplay was optioned by Hollywood producers, Susan Cartsonis, Suzanne Farwell and Brent Emery.

Death of a Rainmaker: A Dust Bowl Mystery was named a 2018 NPR Book of the Year

2019 RITA award winner of young adult romance. My So-Called Bollywood Life was named a 2018 NPR Book of the Year.

Latest play, "N," was a finalist in the FutureFest 2015 Festival of New Works in Dayton, Ohio. The play was optioned by an independent film company with filming completed in Oct. 2018.

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