National Endowment for the Arts Awards Debra Marquart a 2008 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship
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Debra Marquart, professor of English at Iowa State University, has been awarded a $25,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
The 2008 Literature Creative Writing Fellowships recognize writers of prose, encouraging the production of new work by affording these writers the time and means to write. Marquart's project was one of 42 selected to be funded out of a pool of around 800 applicants. Marquart is writing a travel narrative and roots memoir, tentatively titled Somewhere Else This Time Tomorrow: On Geographical Flight and Cultural Amnesia, that "focuses on the complicating effects of immigration in the midst of political upheaval--what gets lost in flight and the fate of those who get left behind."
For more information, visit LAS News. Marquart is a professor in the English Department at Iowa State University, where she teaches creative writing courses in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment.