Endowed Writing Fellowship Announced at Sarah Lawrence College

February 10, 2016

Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce the Michele Tolela Myers Graduate Fellowship in Writing. This $500,000 endowed fund will support one first-year and one second-year MFA Fellow annually.The Fellowship honors President Emerita of the College Michele Myers, who retired in 2007 to write full time. Her novel, Fugue for the Right Hand, was published in 2014. Myers has returned to the College both as a student of writing and to speak to students in the graduate program. The Sarah Lawrence MFA Program in Writing, which offers degrees in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, is considered one of the most distinguished in the country. An illustrious faculty includes the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, Vijay Seshadri, New York State Poet Marie Howe, 2014 PEN/Faulkner finalist Joan Silber, 2014 Guggenheim Fellows Victoria Redel and Rachel Cohen, and noted novelist Brian Morton. “We are excited about this fellowship, which will assist the College in attracting highly talented students who would not otherwise be able to pursue their writing careers here,” said Sarah Lawrence President Karen R. Lawrence.