Fran Castan

Poetry Participant, '92

She won the 2021 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. The award includes publication in The Hippocrates Prize Anthology and 1,000 British pounds. Her poem, “Voice Mail,” was chosen from a record number of entries submitted from 30 countries to The Open Category for Poets. There was a separate division for health professionals and another for young writers of poetry. A video of Fran reading “Voice Mail,” one of a series of poems she wrote while her friend battled pancreatic cancer, can be seen on the society’s website:

Neysa King

Poetry Participant '20

Her first poetry chapbook, Rainbow Body, is now available for purchase. This 12-poem collection tells the story of self-discovery amidst the sex and lights of Miami Beach. You can get your copy at your local bookstore or at any online retailer. Visit body or follow Neysa on IG @neysaking for more details.

Anara Guard

Writers Workshops Participant, '16

Her debut novel, Like A Complete Unknown, will be published in March, 2022 by New Wind Publishing.

Martina Clark

Writers Workshops Participant, '13

Her memoir, My Unexpected Life: An International Memoir of Two Pandemics, HIV and COVID-19, has just won an award from POZ Magazine for 2021 Best in Literature. While it holds less literary weight, it does hold high endorsement from the community of people living with HIV which, considering the subject matter of Clark’s memoir and her own life with HIV, it sends a resounding endorsement from a key readership.

Attended with the help of Carlisle Family Scholarship

Lynne Goldsmith

Poetry participant

Her self-published picture book, The Story of Doves, won Honorable Mention in the 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for Picture Books 5 & Younger.

Jeff Adams

Writers Workshop Participant '19

His short story “The Sensible Gardener” appears in the December 2021 issue of Anti-Heroin Chic.

Neysa King

Poetry Workshop participant '19

Her first chapbook of poetry, Rainbow Body, will be released on December 12, 2021.