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Malone University students awarded writers prizes

April 18, 2013 | Release # 6604

The following students were recently awarded Malone University Writers Prizes. Works were judged by published authors.

Congratulations to:

Fiction (Judge: Larry Woiwode, author of What I'm Going To Do, I Think; What I Think I Did)

Winner: Blaire Thompson, a sophomore creative writing major from Warren, for Echoes of Mercy

Finalists: Sara Huffstetler, a junior Bible and theology major from North Benton for Meadows; and Kristen Csuti, a freshman English major from Elyria for Primitive Opposites.

Non-fiction (Judge: Leslie Leyland Fields, author of Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt; The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting toward God)

Winner: Paul Smith, a sophomore English major from Lakewood, Colo. for Of a Legged Masochist;

Finalists: Sarah Gleason, a sophomore history major from Tamaqua, Penn. for Last Moments; and Akash Negi, a junior English major from Akron for Veins of India.

Poetry (Judge: Brett Foster, author of The Garbage Eater, Rome)

Winner: Robert Vacik, a senior history major from Chagrin Falls for Paparazzi;

Finalists: Joshua Graber, a junior creative writing major from Akron for Chicken Pickin' on Grandads Porch; and Kristen Csuti, a freshman English major from Elyria for La Luna, Amore.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

Categories: academics