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