Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Patricia McNair Named Society of Midland Authors Finalist

It's so exciting to learn of successes and honors received by our instructors and students! 

Shake Rag Alley creative writing instructor, Patricia McNair, has been named a finalist in the Society of Midland Authors Awards for her collection of stories The Temple of Air

The Society of Midland Authors was founded in 1915 and includes published authors from the Heartland states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Each year since it's inception, the Society has presented awards for excellence in a number of categories. 

Patricia is runner up to Paula McLain's The Paris Wife, and fellow finalist with Donald Ray Pollock in the Adult Fiction category. Folks like Ray Bradbury and Dan Chaon and Janet Kauffman have been named finalists in the past; and literati such as Saul Bellow, Stuart Dybek, and Aleksandar Hemon have been named winners. Impressive company indeed! 

Congratulations Patricia!

See Patricia's website for more info about Patricia and her book.

See the Shake Rag Alley Creative Writing Class Listings for information on two workshops Patricia will be teaching at Shake Rag Alley this summer:

June 2-3 – Writing in Place: A Fiction and Memoir Workshop (manuscript consultation also available)
August 5  – Journal & Sketchbook (with co-instructor Philip Hartigan)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the note, Shake Rag Alley friends! So looking forward to being there in a month!


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