English alumni win writing contest

The winners of the 2017 HeForShe writing contest have been selected, and their work has been published in a special anthology presented in support of the HeForShe 10x10x10 IMPACT framework. And two of the four winners are UWaterloo English alumni! Congratulations to Sarasvathi Kannan, a Waterloo alumna, whose “The Sword and the Pen” was one of two winners in the poetry category (the other winner was anonymous).  The winner in the Fiction category was Jessica Needham, a Waterloo alumna, with an untitled short story. Words in Place readers may recognize Jessica, who previously appeared on the blog discussing her research on Game of Thrones. Sarasvathi Kannan may also be familiar to you. She is a past recipient of the English department’s Albert Shaw poetry prize, as well as the English Society Creative Writing Award for Prose, the English 251A award, and–if that weren’t enough–the Rhetoric and Professional Writing award. Congratulations to our alumni!


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