Apr 3, 2018
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2018 Kratz Center for Creative Writing Summer Writing Fellows

Photo by Lizzie Brown
Front row (l-r): S. Surbhi, Taylor Mundis, Jocelin Ludolph, Madeline St. John; Back row (l-r): Elias Rosner, Olivia Habib, Anthony Young; Talia Military, Donche Golder. Winners studying abroad: Micaela Biegel, Shashaina Kanter-Molsky.

Each year, the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College offers writing fellowships for the summer. These awards range from between $1,000 and $3,000 and are open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have taken a 200-level and a 300-level (or higher) writing workshop at Goucher College. The fellowships fund worthy projects falling within the following areas: (1) travel and/or research connected to and culminating in a work of creative writing; (2) a writing-related internship at (for example) a literary magazine or book publisher; (3) attendance at a summer writing conference or workshop.

This year, the Kratz Center is pleased to welcome 14 students as the new 2018 Kratz Summer Writing Fellows (listed in alphabetical order):

1. Micaela Beigel’s fellowship will facilitate travel to sites of Jewish history in Europe and Israel to write short fiction inspired by, and to further document the experience of, Jewish individuals and how they resisted oppression at the hands of the Nazis during the Second World War.

2. Adam Geller’s project will allow him to write about a journey with his Native American drum teacher in northwest New Mexico which will involve themes of culture and motherhood.

3. Donche Golder will write work involving an exploration into the lives and locale of the U.S. Virgin Islands in comparison to those of Curacao.

4. Kyle Graber will attend the Southampton Writer’s Conference, an intensive 12-day workshop.

5. Olivia Habib’s award will fund a summer internship at Bancroft Press, a local publishing house.

6. Shashaina Kanter-Molsky’s fellowship will facilitate travel to Madrid, Spain in order to study how the culture, vocabulary, and syntax of Spanish informs writing-based performance arts like theater.

7. Jocelin Ludolph will write a poetry portfolio informed by her summer internship experience at an animal farm sanctuary in the Catskill Mountains.

8. Talia Military’s fellowship will facilitate travel to access archives from local museums and libraries of selected small towns in California for research needed to complete a novel.

9. Taylor Mundis will travel to Florence, Italy to research and write about the locale and culture as part of an in-progress screenplay.

10. Elias Rosner’s fellowship will allow him to work with an artist in order to complete a single issue comic based on one of his short stories.
11. Madeline St. John will travel to England, France, and Hawaii in order to write an historical novel set in each locale during the late 1800s.

12. S. Surbhi’s fellowship will allow her to research and write a long-form literary journalism project documenting the rise of Indian millionaire prodigy Naved Khan.

13. Anna Young will pursue a non-fiction project resulting from her exploration of the dynamics of time valuation in the tourism environment of Door County, Wisconsin.

14. Anthony Young’s fellowship will facilitate collaboration with an artist to illustrate a single issue comic based on an in-progress screenplay and storyboard.

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