The Etruscan Prize is awarded each year to a member of the Wilkes Creative Writing student community who submits one page of any genre (prose, script, poetry or play) that sings. Since 2010, Etruscan Press has awarded a Wilkes University Creative Writing graduate student for their writing excellence.
Sarah Bedford of Hunlock Creek, Pa. was awarded the Etruscan Prize at the Wilkes University Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing closing banquet held on June 22, 2018. Bedford’s submission, “Nightmare on Bedford Lane,” was the prize winner. This was the fourth year the Etruscan Prize was awarded for a work of memoir. Prize recipients from prior years were awarded for works of fiction, memoir, and poetry. Bedford is pursuing her master of arts in the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing. Wilkes University faculty member Lenore Hart has served as Bedford’s mentor.
Previous Recipients of The Etruscan Prize
|2018||Sarah Bedford||Memoir||Bruce Bond|
|2017||Ronnie Stephens||Poetry||Myrna Stone|
|2016||Jeremiah Blue||Memoir||Tim Seibles|
|2015||Vanessa Taylor||Poetry||Diane Raptosh|
|2014||Ahrend Torrey||Poetry||Remica Bingham|
|2013||Kaitlyn Burrier||Fiction||Michael Blumenthal|
|2012||Jason Carney||Fiction/Memoir||Carol Moldaw|
|2011||Joseph Schwartzburt||Fiction||William Heyen|
|2010||Alysha Haran||Memoir||H. L. Hix|