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Meet the Winners


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MEET THE WINNERS

Congratulations to Cristina Correa, the winner of the 2019 New York Writers Workshop full writers fellowship, and congratulazioni to Heather Altfeld, Lisa del Rosso, Kelly Hevel & Kortney Morrow, the finalists for the NYWW inaugural immersive writing workshop in Sardinia (January 13th to January 20th, 2020). Spaces are still available for this seven-day immersion in Sardinia, hosted by local writer Ciriaco Offedu, blending Sardinian culture with NYWW workshops led by poet/writers Ravi Shankar (The Many Uses of Mint) and Tim Tomlinson (This Is Not Happening to You), Moira Egan (Synæsthesium), translator Damino Abeni, and 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner Forrest Gander.

Cristina Correa (above left) holds an MFA from Cornell University where she now teaches English. She has been published by journals including The Missouri Review, TriQuarterly, Diálogo, and Western Humanities Review. Her poem “Reflection from a Bridge” was selected by Tracy K. Smith for the 2015 Best New Poets anthology. Correa has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Hedgebrook, and the Whiting Foundation.

Kelly Hevel (above 2nd from right) is an American who lives and writes in Istanbul, Turkey, a place which inspires and frustrates her daily. Her writing explores the universal humanity and motivations that drive us all and, in contrast, how our particular place on this earth in this particular time shapes us in ways that are indecipherable to outsiders and often invisible to those affected.

Kortney Morrow (above center) is an MFA candidate in poetry at Ohio State University and serves as the reviews and interviews editor for The Journal. Her work has been featured in the O, Miami Poetry Festival, MACK by Raptor Editing, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas. She has worked extensively with the 826 National Network, helping to open their first writing center in the south—826 New Orleans.

Heather Altfeld (above 2nd from left) is a poet and essayist. Her two books of poetry are “Post-Mortem” (forthcoming Spring 2020) and “The Disappearing Theatre” (2016) and she is at work on a book of essays. Her work is featured or forthcoming in the 2019 Best American Essays, Orion Magazine, Conjunctions, Narrative Magazine, Aeon Magazine, and other literary magazines. She lives in Northern California where she teaches Humanities courses at CSU Chico.

Lisa del Rosso (above right) originally trained as a classical singer and completed a post-graduate degree at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art),  living and performing in London before moving to New York City. She is the author of the memoir, Confessions of an Accidental Professor. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Literary Traveler, Serving House Journal, Barking Sycamores Neurodivergent Literature, Razor’s Edge Literary Magazine, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, Sowing Creek Press and One Magazine (UK), for whom she writes theater reviews. She teaches writing at NYU (New York University).