We’re delighted to report that MACW graduate, Nora Shychuk, is one of only two applicants – from a field of 700 international submissions – to win a full scholarship to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat, an annual writers’ conference in Reykjavik which takes place next April – – http://www.icelandwritersretreat.com/about-the-retreat/.
This award gives its recipients full funding to participate in the prestigious five-day event which offers writers an immersive experience of Iceland with seminars, lectures and workshops by leading authors in several genres – faculty include Adam Gopnik, Susan Orlean, Barbara Kingsolver, Lauren Groff, Miriam Toews and Paul Murray.
Nora graduated from the MA in 2016 and her work has already appeared in several literary journals and magazines, including The Lonely Crowd and Pact Press’ Speak and Speak Again anthology, and in Cork’s From The Well Short Story anthology earlier this year. Nora is an assistant editor for Regal House Publishing and is currently finishing up a short story collection. She lives in New York.