M.F.A. graduate wins national award

Anne Witkavitch, a graduate of the WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program, received the 2011 National Clarion Award for Books & CD-Rom/DVDs by The Association for Women in Communications for her anthology, Press Pause Moments: Essays about Life Transitions by Women Writers.

The Clarion Award is a renowned competition sought after by both men and women. The awards annually recognize excellence in communications fields. This year’s pool of competition featured men and women from 30 states and three countries. There were 90 awards awarded altogether.

Witkavitch’s 244-page anthology of stories chronicles life transitions submitted from 36 female writers ranging in age from 18-70 and was edited by Witkavitch. Witkavitch’s story, “Returning to the Land of Academia,” is featured as the first story and tells of her personal experiences returning to complete her M.F.A. at Western.

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M.F.A. in Creative and Professional Writing graduate Anne Witkavitch received the 2011 National Clarion award for her anthology.