Creative Writing Students Win First-Place Awards
April 24, 2014 (Jackson) - Two students from the Belhaven Creative Writing Department won first-place in this years Southern Literary Festival at the University of Mississippi on March 27-31. Jill Cromwell took first place in the plays category for her work entitled Photograph and Lindsay Gill won first place in the short story category for her work entitled Twenty-Five.
The conference is the oldest undergraduate literary festival in the country and Belhaven University was a founding member in 1937. The Southern Literary Festival is an undergraduate writing conference that entails writing workshops in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, playwriting and more. The festival is also a writing competition and a venue in which the participating students, faculty, and general public attend readings by well-known writers.
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