Val Otarod receives St. Botolph grant

IMG-3366We’re happy to announce that Val Otarod (Fiction ’20)  received an Emerging Artists Award this spring!  Given by the St. Botolph Club in Boston, this grant is one of New England’s most prestigious, and supports musicians and visual artists as well as writers.  We’re very proud to have had several St. Botolph award recipients from our program over the years, including Duy Doan (Poetry ’10), Kimberly Elkins (Fiction ’09), Neshat Khan (Fiction ’18), Jillian Jackson (Fiction ’15), and Grace Yun (Fiction ’18)!

Congratulations, Val!  We’re proud of you.

Val Otarod is a writer and editor from Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is currently completing her MFA at Boston University, where she is the 2019-2020 Leslie Epstein Fellow and an intern at AGNI magazine. Previously, she worked in the children’s publishing group at Macmillan.

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