Ama Codjoe ’17 awarded Rona Jaffe prize

Jaffelogo2017We are thrilled to learn that recent poetry Fellow Ama Codjoe was just awarded a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.

 

From the Foundation’s website: “In recognition of the special contributions women writers make to our culture and society, The Rona Jaffe Foundation is giving its twenty-third annual Writers’ Awards under a program that identifies and supports women writers of exceptional talent. The emphasis is on those in the early stages of their writing careers. This unique program offers grants to writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry to make writing time available and provide assistance for such specific purposes as child care, research and related travel costs.

 

Six emerging women writers have been singled out for excellence by the Foundation and will receive awards of $30,000 each.” 

 

Congratulations, Ama! (Seen here during her residency early this summer.)

 

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