Summer Writing Fellowships

photographs by Adan Rodriguez

Top row (l-r):  Alyssa King, Manny Vidal, Emily Strickland

Middle: Spice Crawford, Kristen Wheeler, Hope Kamal

Front:  Enzo Rocksmith, Madeline Tredway, Natalie Edmonds

Winners studying abroad:  Jupiter Berrysmith, Lea Singer.

Each year, the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College offers summer writing fellowships that range from between $2,000 to $4,000. The Kratz Center is pleased to welcome the following new Summer Writing Fellows (in alphabetical order):

Jupiter Berrysmith will attend the Lambda Literary 2024 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices to produce a collection of poems.

Spice Crawford will travel to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, and Busan, Korea, to work on a mixed genre project concerning world perceptions of the Black community.

Natalie Edmonds will travel to Point Pleasant, West Virginia; Portland, Maine; Salem, Massachusetts; San Jose, California; and Roswell, New Mexico, to conduct research for a fiction project informed by local legends and folklore with an emphasis on setting.

Hope Kamal will travel through Scotland and Ireland, and then Lampedusa, Italy, and Andalusia, Spain, to develop a poetry-dominant, mixed media project examining how migrants manage to create a feeling of home outside of home.

Alyssa King will travel by train first to Philadelphia, then New York, and finally to Providence, Rhode Island, to conduct research and complete a novel.

Enzo Rocksmith will travel via RV around the western United States to conduct research on a road trip novel project nearing its final stages of revision.

Lea Singer will travel to the Scottish Highlands for writing workshops being held at Moniack Mhor as part of work on a fiction project.

Emily Strickland will travel to London to research the writing process of Charles Dickens as part of a personal essays project.

Madeline Tredway will attend the Juniper Summer Writing Workshop in Amherst, Massachusetts for fiction.

Manny Vidal will attend the annual Dominican Writers Association retreat in Sosúa for fiction.

Kristen Wheeler will travel to Salem, Massachusetts to create gothic poems informed by themes of horror, feminism, and nature.


Previous Kratz Fellowship Recipients