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2013 New Writers Award Winners

GLCA New Writers Award Winners for 2013 Contest

The Great Lakes Colleges Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 GLCA New Writers Award for fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Now in its 44th year, the New Writers Award confers recognition on promising writers who have published a first volume in one of the three genres. Winning writers receive invitations to visit GLCA member colleges, where they give readings, meet and talk about writing with students and faculty members.

The 2013 winner for fiction is Ismet Prcic (ISS-met PER-sick), Shards, a novel, published by Black Cat, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic.

The 2013 winner for poetry is Rowan Ricardo Phillips, The Ground, published by Farrar Straus Giroux .

The 2013 winner for creative non-fiction is Benjamin Busch, Dust to Dust: A Memoir, published by Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins.

Judges of the New Writers Awards are faculty members of GLCA's member colleges.

Judges for the 2013 poetry award were:

  • David Caplan, Ohio Wesleyan University;
  • Jennifer Clarvoe, Kenyon College; and
  • Pablo Peschiera, Hope College,

The judges for the 2013 fiction award were:

  • Peter Grandbois, Denison University;
  • Jennifer Hayward, College of Wooster; and
  • Kirk Nesset, Allegheny College.

Judges for the 2013 award in creative non-fiction were:

  • Nels Christensen, Albion College;
  • Melinda Rhodes, Ohio Wesleyan University; and
  • Lili Wright, DePauw University.

For more information on the New Writers Award, please contact Gregory Wegner, director of the New Writers Award (, or Maryann Hafner, coordinator of the New Writers Award ( Additional information is available on the GLCA web site:

Surrealist Women Artists - Funded by New Directions Award

Hope College Digital Archive of Surrealist Women Artists

Spearheaded by faculty at Hope College and funded by GLCA's New Directions Award, view the paintings, photographs, poets, dancers and other works by surrealist women artists.  Browse the gallery for your favorite or to find a favorite!  In one  place, discover the works and learn about them through their own private bio pages. 

To view the surrealists women artists, click here.

Global Collaboration - GLAA


An article titled: "Stewardship of the Global Commons: An Education for the 21st Century" was published in the Association of American College and Universities (AACU), Fall 2012, Vol. 98, No. 4 and can be see on their online publication by clicking here.  

The article was authored by:  Douglas C. Bennett is former president and professor of politics at Earlham College, Grant H. Cornwell is president of the College of Wooster, Haifa Jamal Al-Lail is president of Effat University (Saudi Arabia), and Celeste Schenck is president of the American University of Paris (France).

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