Students’ creative talents featured at Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards
A festive celebration and reading were presented online on May 5 to recognize the 2021 winners of the Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards as well as to announce the winner of the Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship.
SFCC Foundation Director of Annual Giving Kelly Marquez Smith announced that Emmanuelle John is the 2021 recipient of the $1,000 Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship. Named for the author of the 1968 classic “Red Sky at Morning,” the scholarship was initiated by author Michael McGarrity, the late arts advocate Charmay Allred and former Santa Fe city councilwoman Rebecca Wurzburger.
SFCC student Emmanuelle John awarded scholarship
SFCC recognizes students’ creative abilities every year at the Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards, named in recognition of Besser’s love of literature and creative writing. Associate Professor Emily Stern directed the awards and coordinated the presentation. Read the winning student writing, image and art entries in “Accolades.” A list of the 2021 winners and a slide show of the winning images are posted online, along with a recording of the event on SFCC’s YouTube channel. You can learn more about the history of the Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship and the Katie Besser awards at sfcc.edu.
The Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards are presented through a collaboration of SFCC’s English and Creative Writing and Media Arts programs, SFCC Foundation, and with the generosity and support of the 2021 judges, Media Arts Student Intern Najmeh Mousavi, SFCC Library and the Santa Fe Literary Review. The 2021 judges were: SFCC alumnus and writer Tyrone Wright; Poet Laureate of Santa Fe Elizabeth Jacobson; artist and illustrator Turner Mark-Jacobs; former SFCC dean and writer Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., and author Demetria Martinez.
For more information, contact Emily Stern at 505-428-1467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.