Award Winner

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, hosts the annual Denny Prize for Distinction in Writing which was established by Chuck Denny and his family as an endowment in honor of family matriarch, Eleanor McCahill Denny. The award strives to recognize the fundamental importance of writing and thinking in all fields of scholarly endeavor. Faculty and staff of the University are invited to submit essays, poetry, prose writings and other creative projects from a variety of fields for the annual prize. Judges for the Denny Prize include distinguished writers, editors and scholars.

This year, the award was given in both scholarly nonfiction and creative writing and I am honored to be selected as the Denny Prize Winner in creative nonfiction for my essay, Magical Realism for Non-Believers.

My sincere gratitude goes to St. Catherine University and the Denny family for recognizing the value of writing. There will be a reception and reading on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the University.