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Artist Initiative Grants

Congratulations to CWP alums Kate Lucas (MFA '14), Ruth Berger (MFA '02), Lorissa Gottschalk (MFA '08), current MFA student Jennifer Hildebrandt, and CWP adjunct faculty Chris Martin for winning 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants in the categories of poetry and prose.

Their projects look amazing! See more:

Kate Lucas
Lucas will work with two mentor editors to finish her first book of poetry, Notes from Orbit, and improve her ability to share her work with new audiences.

Ruth Berger
Berger will work with a mentor to finish her first memoir and submit it to literary contests and agents. She will give a reading and facilitate a memoir workshop for adults with mental illness.

Lorissa Gottschalk
Gottschalk will complete her first memoir and conduct a writing workshop for people wanting to explore shame, grief, and addiction in their writing. She will also host a night of readings and remembrances.

Jennifer Hildebrandt
Widow (W)rites is a grief memoir by Hildebrandt, based on two years blogging as caregiver, then widow, after losing her husband to cancer. She will host a public reading, followed by audience discussion.

Chris Martin
Martin will work with individuals on the autism spectrum to create three chapbooks of new poems, and then undertake an essay collection exploring the resonances between poetry and neurodiversity.

Project grants for artists at all stages of their careers, to support artistic development, nurture artistic creativity, and recognize the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota. See all winners.