Workshops & Awards

 

Workshop, Award or Honor Year Details
Aspen Summer Words, Aspen, Colorado 2018 Selected for novel workshop with novelist Peter Ho Davies
Tinhouse Writing Workshop, Portland Oregon 2018 Selected for novel writing workshop with novelist Tayari Jones
“Strivers”  selected for inclusion in the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools Program 2016
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Callaloo Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters Writing Workshop at Oxford University, Oxford, UK 2016 Selected for fiction workshop led by novelist Ravi Howard. Selected to read at the culminating reading event.
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Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize 2016 Winner for short story collection “Strivers and Other Stories”

 

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Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize 2013 Commended Manuscript
29th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Awards
D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC
2012 2nd Place in Adult Fiction for short story “Assisted Living”
Iowa Summer Writing Festival
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2006 Participated in fiction workshop led by novelist Paula Morris
Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation Writers Workshop
University of San Francisco,  San Francisco, CA
2004 Selected for novel workshop lead by novelist ZZ Packervona[1]
Sandhills Writers Conference
Augusta  University, Augusta, GA
2003 2nd Place in Fiction,  for short story “Strivers”
“The West Wing”  Screenwriting Competition,
The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and TV Development
2003 Finalist for screenplay “Good People”
Sandhills Writers Conference
Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
2003 Participated in fiction workshop led by novelist Tommy Hayes
Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation Writers Workshop
University of San Francisco,  San Francisco, CA
2003 Selected for novel workshop lead by novelist Colson Whitehead
19th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Awards
D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC
2002 1st Place in Adult Fiction for short story “Lester is Late”
18th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Awards
D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC
2001 Honorable Mention in Adult Fiction  for short story “The Benefactress”
Hurston/Wright Writers’ Week
Howard University, Washington, DC
2001 Selected for novel workshop led by novelist Patricia Elam
17th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Awards
D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC
2000 Honorable Mention, Adult Dramatic Writing Category, for screenplay “The Golden Helmet”
 Jenny McKean Moore Community Workshop
George Washington University, Washington, DC
1997 Selected for fiction workshop led by novelist Danny Vilmure
Stillpoint Literary Journal, Athens, GA 1992 Short story “The Brown One”  selected for publication
Robert Van Sant Memorial Short Story Contest
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1991 First Place for short story “Social Mobility”; Story published in “N” Magazine

 

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Robert Van Sant Memorial Short Story Contest
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1991 Honorable Mention for short story “Of Rambling Minds