Kathryn Brackett ’03 is one of only eight students to be selected for admittance into the fiction writing program at the University of Pittsburgh for the 2003-04 term.
Kathryn was also nominated for and received a K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship, which provides distinguished African American graduate students with a one-to-one faculty/student mentoring relationship, and will provide tuition remission plus a financial reward her first year in the fiction program. During the final two years of her MFA program, Kathryn will participate in a teaching fellowship.
Kathryn received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Converse in May. While studying at Converse, she authored numerous articles for the Converse web site and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. She also won third prize in the 2003 Hub City Hardegree Creative Writing Competition, and was recently a finalist for The Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize, a national student fiction prize. Other finalists were from Princeton, Harvard, and UCLA.