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    We are pleased to announce that there are two winners of the first annual Write Now! Writing Contest: Jacques Denault for his short story “The Devil’s Sanity,” and Kate Toebes for her piece, “Street Lights.” Each winner will receive $100 in prize money, and the opportunity to take a creative writing course this summer at Grub Street in Boston.

    We would like to thank Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson, whose generous funding makes this contest possible.
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    Andrea Cohen, the director of Merrimack College’s Writers House, is on a roll. Cohen has published her fourth book of poetry — and landed her second poem in The New Yorker in the past year.
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    Danielle Jones-Pruett, staffer for the Writers House, has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation 2014 Writers Award. The annual award of $30,000 is given to six exceptionally talented and promising women authors.
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    You love poems; you love jazz.  Each one offers pleasure through listening, reading and performing.  Only Robert Pinsky merges these two great passions into one and calls it…PoemJazz.
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    Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and best-selling author Gail Caldwell offered insights and advice to students recently while serving as writer-in-residence at Merrimack College’s Writers House.
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    Merrimack celebrated the creative spirit and scholarly research of its faculty and staff, honoring all their published works from the previous academic year during the 12th annual Tolle Lege at the Writers House Feb 3.
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    The Writers House at Merrimack College welcomes award-winning playwright Naomi Wallace as the program’s first writer in residence, from April 22 to 24.
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    Baba Brinkman performed his take on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales at the Writers House