Fiction writer Laura van den Berg to be Fall Aetna Writer-in-Residence. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to participate.
Laura van den Berg will spend two days at UConn this fall (November 4 and 5) as the Aetna Writer-in-Residence. Six student writers will be selected to participate in one-on-one writing tutorials with Ms. van den Berg. Students interested in participating should submit a typed 10-page manuscript of fiction to Professor Sean Forbes, English Department, Austin 208. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a cover sheet with the student’s name and all contact information. Manuscripts must be
received by Monday, October 19, 2015 for consideration.
Laura van den Berg was raised in Florida and earned her MFA from Emerson College. Her first collection of stories What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (2009) was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and short-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Award. Her second collection of stories The Isle of Youth (2013) won the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and was named a “Best Book of 2013” by over a dozen venues. Her first novel Find Me was published in 2015. She is the recipient of a 2014 O. Henry Award and the Bard Fiction Prize. She lives in the Boston area and is a Writer-in-Residence at Bard College.