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Creative Writing & Literature

Graduates of Naropa’s BA in Creative Writing & Literature program have published books and been finalists for the Walt Whitman Prize from the Academy of American Poets. They have received awards from the NEA, Prism International, StoryMagazine’s Raymond Carver contest, and the Ernest Hemingway First Novel Contest. Their work has received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, James Duval Phelan Award from the San Francisco Foundation, the Colorado Book Award, and theInternational Latino Book Award in historical fiction. Works have been nominated for theBeliever Book Award, featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and received the Premio Aztlan Prize in Fiction. Some career paths of recent graduates include work with Poets & Writers Inc.,state-wide coordinator for Colorado Writers-in-the-Schools, and assistant professor at the University of Texas and The Evergreen State College.

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