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Hopwood winners announced

Eight U-M students split $7,900 in prizes during the 66th Summer Hopwood Awards and the Marjorie Rapaport Award in Poetry. The Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards in Creative Writing are among the nation's oldest contests for student writers.

The awards are funded by a bequest from Avery Hopwood, a 1905 U-M graduate and successful Broadway playwright, and Jule Hopwood, his mother. Past winners include Arthur Miller, John Ciardi and Marge Piercy. The contests were judged by Louis Cicciarelli and Josie Kearns of the Department of English.

Winners of the Summer Hopwood Awards and the Marjorie Rapaport Award in Poetry are:

Rebecca Mostov of Bergen, N.J., won a $1,500 Summer Hopwood Poetry Award for "Not Quite Dawn."

Sarah Rubin of Howell won a $350 Marjorie Rapaport Award for "Guell Park, Barcelona."

Ian Singleton of Dearborn won an $800 Summer Hopwood Fiction Award for "A Suburb and its City:
Two Stories."

Stephanie Smith of Midland won a $900 Summer Hopwood Essay Award for "Breathing."

Karl Sturk of Clinton won a $1,250 Summer Hopwood Fiction Award for "Like a Twig Snapping Back. Stinging My Cheek" and "Siphon."

Joe Villella of Clarkston won an $800 Hopwood Essay Award for "Friends and Acquaintances."

Victor Walbridge of Commerce Twp. won a $1,250 Hopwood Drama/Screenplay Award for "Mr. Biviins Learns the True Meaning of Christmas." He also won a $250 Marjorie Rapaport Award in Poetry.

Frank Whitehouse Jr. of Ann Arbor won an $800 Summer Hopwood Drama Screenplay Award for "Dr. Chase."

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