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English and Creative Writing

Cecilia Corrigan awarded Emerging Writer’s Residency

Lake Forest College is pleased to recognize poet Cecilia K. Corrigan as the fifth winner of the Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize, awarded annually. She will be in residence on the campus of Lake Forest College from February 1 to March 31, 2013, where she will work to complete her winning manuscript, Titanic

Corrigan will receive $10,000 and, upon editorial approval, the finished book will be published by the &NOW Books imprint of Lake Forest College Press, with distribution by Northwestern University Press. She will also take part in the Lake Forest Literary Festival and offer a series of public presentations while in residence at the College.

The Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize is awarded to an author under forty years old with no major book publication. This year the winner was selected by guest judge Lisa Robertson, the widely acclaimed author of numerous books of poetry and criticism, including R’s Boat, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture, and Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip.

Corrigan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. While living in Philadelphia, she wrote and produced three plays and several chapbooks. After graduating, she moved to LA and worked for David Milch on the HBO show Luck. Her work has been published in The Journal, Los Angeles Review of books, The Awl, The Nicola Midnight St. Claire, Glitterpony, and Ugly Duckling Presse. She lives in New York, where she is working on a first novel, and has recently finished her first feature screenplay.