The Walter Rodney Awards for Creative Writing
(Short Story, Poetry and Essay Competition) 2016
The Creative Writing Awards Committee announces the following 2016 winners:
Poetry Winner: Gabrielle Mohamed HELL THAT SPRINGS FROM THE MEMORY OF THE DEAD
Short Story Winner: Nicholas Peters CENTURIES OLD FLAME
Essay Winner: Andrew Hutson GUYANA’S EVOLUTION
The Walter Rodney Awards for Creative Writing was launched in October 2013 under the auspices of the Walter Rodney Foundation (WRF) based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The WRF seeks to improve lives and build capacity through scholarship and programs that promote education, health and human development from a social justice perspective.
The Award is under the patronage of a private philanthropist with a goal to improve the standard of and discourse within Creative Writing in Guyana with particular focus on the original works of students and recent graduates of the University of Guyana. This year marks the third year of the competition.
The Walter Rodney Creative Writing Awards competition is coordinated by Dr. Mark Tumbridge, Department of Education and Humanities, University of Guyana. Contact #: 592-649-2928 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Deadline for the 2016 Awards s 15th of February, 2016
The Walter Rodney Awards for Creative Writing are named in honour of the scholarship, research and writings of Dr. Walter Rodney, a Pan-Africanist historian, educator and political activist, recognized as one of the Caribbean’s most brilliant minds. Rodney spoke about research, scholarship and creative writing, noting that even in challenging times, great literature has been produced.
The Award which is under the patronage of a private philanthropist, seeks to improve the standard and discourse of creative writing in Guyana; the main focus being on rewarding original works from recent and current students of the University of Guyana. The Walter Rodney Awards for Creative Writing was launched in October 2013 under the auspices of the Walter Rodney Foundation (WRF) based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
“The Answers are Never on Time” by Andrew Hutson
“Once Upon a Renegade” by Jivita Pyneandy
“The Awakening” by Akola Thompson