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English Professor Martin Pousson Awarded NEA Fellowship

December 16, 2013

Martin Pousson
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded English professor Martin Pousson a 2014 Creative Writing Fellowship in Prose. The accompanying $25,000 grant and a planned fall 2014 sabbatical will allow Pousson, who teaches in the creative writing and queer studies programs, to complete work on his new novel, Black Sheep Boy. But Pousson says the recognition means more to him than any amount of grant funding ever could. Read more

Professor Denise Sandoval's Community Arts Book Receives PEN Award

December 6, 2013

Denise Sandoval
Chicana/o Studies professor Denise M. Sandoval has received a 2013 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award along with coeditor Luis J. Rodriguez for their book Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts Are Transforming a Community. The book documents 20 years of arts activism in the northeast San Fernando Valley, compiling essays, poetry, interviews, photography, and color art reproductions chronicling the impact of communal cultural spaces on neighborhoods and families. Read more

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