The Marina Nemat Award
Thanks in part to the generosity of writer and Creative Writing Certificate Graduate, Marina Nemat, the School of continuing Studies is pleased to offer this cash award to our most promising Creative Writing Certificate students.
Marina Nemat’s final project, the international best-selling memoir Prisoner of Tehran, has now been published in 28 countries. She has since authored the follow-up memoir After Tehran.
There is no application process for this award — one $1000 award will be given each year to the outstanding Final Project of a Creative Writing Certificate student. The winner is chosen by an esteemed panel of Canadian publishing industry professionals.
Previous winners include Ken Murray, Anne Perdue, Janice Colbert, and Kate Braithwaite. Anne Perdue’s final project was published by Insomniac Press in 2009 as part of her story collection I’m a Registered Nurse Not a Whore.