2017 Creative Writing Contest Winners

Monday, April 24, 2017

The English Departments is honored to announce the winners of its 2017 writing contests. The department administers writing contests to recognize fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry works by English majors and non-major undergraduates.

Fiction
(The department offers two awards in the fiction category)

2017 Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Fiction Winner
Vivian Lu

The Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Creative Writing was established by the family and friends of Anne Flexner, who graduated from Duke in 1945.

2017 Reynolds Price Fiction Award Winner
Grace Li

The Reynolds Price Fiction Award was established in memory of the distinguished novelist, essayist, story-writer, poet and public intellectual, Reynolds Price, who was a graduate of Duke and taught in the English Department for over 50 years.

Creative Nonfiction

2017 Lucaci Award for Creative Nonfiction (Co-winners)
Haley Enos
Aaron Baum

The Lucaci Award for Creative Nonfiction is funded by the Lucaci Endowment.  It was established to encourage creative nonfiction writing and to honor George P. Lucaci, a former Duke student, who has been an active supporter of undergraduate creative writing in the English Department for many years.  

Poetry
(The department offers three prizes to recognize a poem or group of poems)

2017 Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Poetry Winner
Andrew Tan-Delli Cicchi

The Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Poetry was established by the family and friends of Anne Flexner, who graduated from Duke in 1945.

2017 Academy of American Poets Prize Winner
Chloe Hooks 
Emily Otero 
​(Honorable Mention)

2017 Terry Welby Jr. Award for Poetry Winner
Elise Nelson

This award was established by the family of Terry Welby Tyler, Jr., who would have graduated with the class of 1997, to recognize and honor outstanding undergraduate poetry.