Alison Hedge Coke
Reynolds Endowed Chair, 308.865.8672

Recipients of the Reynolds Poetry and Creative Writing Scholarships will present their work on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The event, which will begin at 3 p.m. in the UNK Fine Arts Building Choral Room, is free and open to the public.

Kristen Friesean of Grand Island, who is a senior language arts 7 – 12 major took the top award in the scholarship competition. She will present her poetry piece “Taking Time.”

Other scholarship recipients who will be presenting their works include: Lacey McPhillips ofLindsay, a junior English major with an emphasis in writing, “River of Woe”; Brittany Nielsen ofEustis, a junior English education major, “Elliot and the Grapevine”; Britt Cudaback of Kearney, a junior double majoring in political science and English with an emphasis in creative writing,  “Communicating”; Caitlin Ostberg of Omaha, a junior public relations major with a minor in English, “Wallfloweresque”; and Corinne O’Dea of McCook.

To be considered for the Reynolds scholarship, students must be an English major, submit 10 pages of creative work from any genre and complete a formal scholarship application. The scholarships are gifted by the Paul and Clarice Kingston Reynolds endowment to UNK and the NU Foundation. The scholarships may be awarded to either undergraduate or graduate level creative writing students. Creative writing includes poetry, short stories, novels, creative nonfiction essays, play scripts and screenplays.

A panel of English faculty members review the applications and creative manuscripts, and provide the Reynolds Chair their scores and preferences for naming.
For more information, contact Allison Hedge Coke, UNK Reynolds Chair in Creative Writing.