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Two TGS Students Competing in Leon Forrest Prose Awards on November 28

Created: November 26, 2018

Congratulations to TGS students Serena Simpson and Natalie Rose Richardson, MFA + MA candidates in the Department of English at the Weinberg College of Arts, and Sciences, who will compete as finalists in this year's Guild Literary Complex Leon Forrest Prose Awards!

The Leon Forrest Prose Awards is an annual competition through which The Guild Complex honors the memory of Chicago novelist, essayist, and educator Leon Forrest (1937-1997) by acknowledging promising new work by emerging and established prose writers in fiction and non-fiction from Chicago and throughout Illinois.

The contest culminates in the annual Leon Forrest Prose Awards event, a public recognition of literary achievement at which semi-finalists in each category read their work and the winners are chosen by audience ballot to receive cash prize of $500 is awarded in each category.

Finalists will give a public reading of their piece at the Leon Forrest Prose Awards event on Wednesday, November 28 at Chopin Theater in Chicago. Winners will be selected that night by audience ballot at the event.

The event is open to the public and there will be a $10 cover charge.

Please consider attending and supporting Serena and Natalie as they compete for this prestigious honor!
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