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Finding Your Public: CWP Creative Writing Students Win Literary Prize

Photograph of the prize-winning CWP students

Many warm congratulations are in order: this year a large number of current and former College Writing creative writing students won Cal literary prizes! 


Elizabeth Mills Crothers Prize in Literary Composition

Shelby Gregg, 3rd Prize - "Number" 

Khamillah Zimmer, Finalist - "It Poked Her from the Inside" 

Honorable Mention: 

Laura Ferris - "Notes Against the End of Love" 

Hannah Ling - "The Death of Me" 

Julia Apffel - "Still Life" 

Evan Bauer - "She Went as a Cheetah" 

Balark Mallik - "Some Kind of Xmas Monster" 


Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize

Evan Bauer


Anne and Benjamin Goor Prize in Jewish Studies

Balark Mallik - “Shifting Sands on the Eve of War: European Involvement in the Zionist Movement in the Late 19th Century” 


Joan Lee Yang Memorial Prize 

Evan Bauer - “Scars; How Strong She Must Have Been to Pull That Suitcase; Coffee”



For more winners (or to submit for next year's prizes), please visit .

For the College Writing Program's creative writing offerings for Fall 2017, including Creative Nonfiction and Dramatic Writing, please visit .