Jillian Jackson Awarded SBCF Emerging Artist Grant


We’re so proud to announce that current MFA candidate Jillian Jackson has received a prestigious St. Botolph’s Club Foundation (SBCF) Emerging Artist Grant!  SBCF is dedicated to promoting artistic and cultural enterprises of New Englanders through generous grants for artists “to whom it can make a difference through the combination of financial support, recognition, and endorsement.”  Some of the Creative Writing Program’s former St. Botolph grant recipients include poet Duy Doan and fiction writers Kimberly Elkins, Mai Wang, and Emma Duffy-Comparone.  We’re so pleased to add Jillian to this great list.

Congratulations, Jill! We’re excited to read your work soon.

Jillian Jackson is an MFA Fiction candidate at Boston University. She has a degree in literature from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and she’s interned for many Boston area publishers, including David R. Godine, Shambhala Publications, and Candlewick Press. She’s the recipient of Boston University’s Florence Engel Randall Graduate Fiction Award. She lives in Allston, MA.


karen faria posted on June 20, 2015 at 8:22 PM

We are all so very proud of Jillian, she has always been creative, talented and Wise beyond her years ! Looking forward to reading her material. Congratulations!

colleen jackson posted on June 20, 2015 at 11:25 PM

Jillian — I am so so very proud of you!!! You have overcome so many challenges — and your mom— I just have to say — she is one of the most amazing women I know! She has raised you to be the most wonderful caring smart beautiful young lady that you have become!!!! I am so very proud of you Jillian!!!! LOVE YOU! 🙂

UFC205 posted on November 8, 2016 at 1:21 PM

We are so proud in your achievement.

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