Claire Lawrence, associate professor of English
October - Claire Lawrence, associate professor of English, was selected for the 2009 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship award. This new Institute for Culture and Society award competition was initiated this fall to offer a BU faculty member a fully funded four-week residency in Vermont to focus on creative research.
The award includes housing, all meals, studio space, companionship of professional peers, access to prominent contemporary artists and writers and uninterrupted work time. Lawrence will spend June at VSC working on a memoir about marriage, motherhood and madness — the first three chapters of which have won national awards.
Contact Sue O'Donnell, ICS special projects coordinator, for more information on the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship award program.
August - Claire Lawrence, associate professor of English, was notified this weekend that she won EVENT magazine's non-fiction contest. The award includes an honorarium and publication of her essay "Wish You Were Here." This is the third chapter from her memoir-in-progress to win a national non-fiction award.