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SETS: GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE

Congratulations to MFA grad Liz Howard who has won te 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize for her collection, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent.

SETS: GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE NOMINEES

Two of three Griffin Poetry Prize short-listed poets are graduates of the Guelph Creative Writing MFA, Liz Howard and Soraya Peerbaye. Liz Howard is nominated for Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent (McClelland and Stewart), and Soraya Peerbaye is nominated for Tell: poems for a girlhood (Pedlar Press).

SETS: SETS PhDs LAND TENURE-TRACK APPOINTMENTS

Three former and current SETS PhD students have recently landed tenure-track appointments. Elizabeth Groeneveld is at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Ben Authers is at the University of Canberra. Paul Watkins is at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. Congratulations to all!

SETS: SETS GRADS AT WORK

Two SETS Theatre Studies graduates have recently been appointed to artistic directorships at major theatres, Thomas Morgan Jones at Theatre New Brunswick (one of the country's largest regional theatres) and Nina Lee Aquino to Toronto's Factory Theatre (one of the leading theatres in the country doing new work).

SETS: FACULTY AWARD

Professor Christine Bold has received the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Off-campus Faculty Research Award from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University, for her research on "Vaudeville Indians." She will also be a plenary speaker at the ACCUTE conference in May 2016 in Calgary.

SETS: GILLER PRIZE NOMINEES

A University of Guelph graduate is the winner of this year’s prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize for Canadian poets, and is also the youngest winner in the competition’s history.

Liz Howard, a creative writing master of fine arts (MFA) graduate, was awarded the $65,000 prize for her first book, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent. She accepted the award at a ceremony June 2 in Toronto. She also received $10,000 for taking part in the Griffin Prize readings the day before.

SETS: NEW BOOKS

Among recent book publications from SETS faculty are Ajay Heble and Rebecca Caines, The Improvisation Studies Reader, and Dionne Brand, Love Enough. Congratulations to all!