Fellowships & Awards

Fellowships, Awards & Conference Participation

  • AWP Presenter, March 2019, “True Story: Revolutionary Creative Non-Fiction” — Telling true stories is a revolutionary act but what is the writer’s responsibility to the “truth” of historical events?
  • Residency Awarded, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland, July 2018
  • Squaw Valley Community of Writers Long Scholarship; July 2014, July 2017
  • Tin House Writer’s Novel Workshop with Marlon James; July 2015
  • Finalist, Ian MacMillan Writing Award finalist, Hawaii Review, for short story “The Pig Kill;” 2014
  • Fulbright scholarship awarded in creative writing, May 2012. Lived in Budapest, Hungary. Affiliation with Eotvos Lorand University.
  • 2012 Fulbright publication, “‘Imaginary Homelands’: Excavating Memory, Collective and Private, in Post-Communist Hungary – A Narrative Approach”
  • Fellowship awarded to Virginia Center for Creative Arts; 2010
  • Fellowship awarded to Summer Literary Seminars; 2010
  • Fellowship awarded to the Vermont Studio Center for fiction writing; 2006
  • Honorary Fellow and Prize Winner for the Abroad Writers Conference in Provence, France; 2006
  • Fort Bend Writers Guild Winner, Second Place, “The Mosquito Bite;” 2006

Literary Organizations & Coursework: 

  • Authors Guild Member, 2016-2019
  • PEN Center Member, 2014-2019
  • Writers’ Workshop LA member & coursework with Ivy Pochoda, 2014, 2017
  • UCLA Writers Extension Advanced Novel Writing with Les Plesko 2012-13
  • LitFest Pasadena Committee Member, 2014-16
  • Red Hen Press volunteer, summer 2011
  • Hungarian Foreign Press Association 2011-12
  • Budapest Literary Bardroom member 2011-12

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