Creative Writing
Contact
Department Chair:
Kazim Ali

Administrative Assistant:
Suzanne Overstreet

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-6567
Fax: (440) 775-6677

Location:
153 W. Lorain Street

Oberlin, OH, 44074

Contests and Awards

Contests and Awards

THE CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM INVITES SUBMISSIONS for the annual Poetry competition.

All currently enrolled Oberlin students are invited to submit work for the following:

The Emma Howell Poetry Prize

When Emma Howell died in 2001, her parents set up a poetry prize to be awarded yearly to an Oberlin student. They wanted to encourage young poets, just as Emma was encouraged as a creative writing major at Oberlin. After five years of generous donations from friends and family, the fund for the prize reached the "endowed" status Oberlin Fund. Each year, a panel of judges - members of Oberlin's Creative Writing Department and Emma's father, the poet Christopher Howell - pore through stacks of submissions from Oberlin students and awards a prize of $1000 to the winner. In April of each year, the program hosts a reading of the finalists for this prize, as well as other poetry and fiction prizes. And each year her parents are especially proud to attend the ceremony, to meet the writers and listen to their work. Read more details