Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Jake Wrenn Wins Friends of the American Writer's Scholarship

Jake "+ American Writer = BFF"  Wrenn
It's not a stretch to say that we're all friends here at the Roosevelt MFA Program. But there are some friendships at Roosevelt which are, shall we say, a little more valuble than others.  I speak, of course, of the coveted Friends of American Writer's scholarship, which is awared to one Roosesvelt MFA student each year. This year's winner is Chicagoland native Jake Wrenn.

The $1000 scholarship, given out by the Chicago based Friends of American Writers is given to a writer who best exemplifies the mission of the organization - "to study American literature, to encourage high standards and to promote literary ideals among American writers." 

In addition, Jake recently had a short piece published at The Point.  Jake's writing will be hobnobbing it up next to pieces by Roosevelt student James Orbesen and professor Kyle Beachy.  I guess you could say we're the appointed contributors to this magazine.  

Be sure to give Jake and James a big "tally-ho" (or just say congrats) when you see them next.

1 comment:

Dee said...

No, I'm definitely saying "tally-ho."