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The Aleida Rodriguez Memorial Award in Creative Writing--created in honor of Aleida Rodriguez, who died of breast cancer in 2012--provides financial support for ASU graduate students who want to pursue a career in creative writing. One annual award is given to a selected MFA in Creative Writing student. Awards alternate by year: in Fall 2015 the recipient was a poet; the Fall 2016 recipient was a fiction writer. The next submission deadline, in POETRY, will be OCTOBER 2, 2017.
2017-2018: Susan Nguyen
2016-2017: Kathryn Bucolo
2015-2016: Jennifer Conlon
2014-2015: Heath Wilcock (MFA, 2016)
2013-2014: Nathan Slinker (MFA, 2014)
Contact Creative Writing Program Assistant Director Jennifer Irish (Jennifer.Irish@asu.edu) for details.