North Central College - Naperville, IL

King’s short story recognized in two contests

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Patricia Grace King, adjunct assistant professor of English, submitted her short story titled “The Death of Carrie Bradshaw” to the 2010 Dana Award, which recognizes and rewards excellent fiction and poetry. Her story was named the Second Honorable Mention Dana Award for Short Fiction.

She also submitted “The Death of Carrie Bradshaw” in the Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) Contest for Fiction. She was named a Finalist and awarded a fellowship to attend the 2011 Summer Literary Seminar in Montreal or Lithuania or Kenya. With more than 900 submissions from around the world, this year’s contest for fiction was one of the largest and strongest SLS contests to date. The three programs—in Montreal (June 12-25), Lithuania (July 31-Aug. 13) and Kenya (Dec. 7-21)—feature a variety of internationally renowned faculty and guests, including Mary Gaitskill and Tony Hoagland, Ed Hirsch and Christian Bök, Gary Shteyngart and Kevin Canty, and many others.