Spring Creativity Showcase 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 06:00pm - 07:30pm
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You are invited to attend the Spring 2023 Creativity Showcase, featuring the creative work of Rutgers English and creative writing students. Held in the winter and spring of each year, this event illustrates the many talents of our students in the categories of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, playwriting, and multimedia. Winning students will read from their work or show a sample of their video or podcast projects.

Friends and family are welcome to attend. Event will be hosted by faculty member, Alex Dawson. 

Snacks, drinks, and desserts will be served!

Winners are listed below 

2023 English Department Award Recipients

Awards for Creative Writing

Mitchell Adelman Memorial Scholarship

First place in Poetry: Marwa Daftani

Co-winner in Fiction: Sambhavi Dwivedi

Co-winner in Fiction: Blake McGowan


Academy of American Poets Enid Dame Memorial Prize

First place: Iris Nguyen

Honorable mentions: Noura Elgazar & Sambhavi Dwivedi


English Dept. Annual Literary Fiction Writing Award

First place: Blake McGowan

Evelyn Hamilton Awards in Creative Writing

First place in Fiction: Trent Algayer

First place in Poetry: Veeda Khan

Second place in Poetry: John Oh

Honorable mentions in Poetry: Emily Trujillo & Iris Nguyen

First place in Non-fiction: Vanessa Tirok

Honorable mention in Non-fiction: Trent Algayer


Composing in New Media Prize

First place: Elijah Rappaport

Second place: Katherine Miller


Julia Carlie Prize

First place: Gianella Rosada


Edna N. Herzberg Prizes in Creative Writing

First place in Fiction: Emily Trujillo

First place in Poetry: Kyleigh Magee

Honorable mentions in Poetry: Gianella Rosado & Emily Trujillo

Location Murray Hall, Room 302