The Committee on Creative Writing and Chicago Studies congratulate the winners of the second undergraduate Writing About Chicago contest:
Naseem Jamnia, Michael Lipkowitz, and Caroline O'Donovan
We celebrated with a reading at the Logan Center's Performance Penthouse on April 25, 2012.
Watch a video of the reading or read pdfs of the winning entries below.
FICTION: MICHAEL LIPKOWITZ
Michael Lipkowitz is a graduating fourth-year majoring in English with an Honors Concentration in Creative Writing. This quarter instead of taking classes he has been moonlighting as a preschool teacher. Most recently he has had writing published in the Midway Review, Makom Journal, Stockyard Magazine, Sliced Bread Magazine, and the Chicago Studies blog. He has received a FOTA grant twice and a Summer Arts Council grant once for which he wrote a poetry chapbook about cemeteries around the world.
POETRY: NASEEM JAMNIA
Naseem Jamnia is a third-year Biological Sciences major and Creative Writing minor. She spends her days playing with laboratory mice, cuddling her giant stuffed neuron Norbert, or drinking cups of English Tea No. 1.
NONFICTION: CAROLINE O'DONOVAN
Caroline O’Donovan is a soon-to-be graduate of the University of Chicago Political Science and English departments with a lifelong interest in politics and journalism. Originally from New Jersey, Caroline spent the past four years on campus working for the UC Democrats as their Director of Community Outreach. She has also been a leader in the arts community, helping to grow The Dean’s Men theater troupe and the 24-Hour Play Festival. She spent over two years working for the University News Office as a student media monitor, during which time she also interned at Arts Alliance Illinois, the Obama for America Communications Department, and the Better Government Association, where she helped start a Citizen Watchdog Training program. Most recently she worked at The New Republic, where she published a book review on history and religion. Caroline is currently a production intern at WBEZ, and her writing appears at The Huffington Post, The Chicagoist andGaper’s Block. She tweets at @ceodonovan.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!