POSTED: Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 10:13am
Baton Rouge, La — Cara Blue Adams, co-editor of The Southern Review, published quarterly by LSU Press, has been awarded a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. One of the nation’s most prestigious artists’ colonies, the VCCA offers residencies to preeminent writers, composers and visual artists.
Adams has been selected as one of the highly accomplished fellows each year to be funded by the VCCA’s Columbus School for Girls Endowment. While in residence at the VCCA from April 15-26, she will work on completing a collection of short stories titled “At the Appointed Hour.”
Adams’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Sun, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares and other prominent national magazines. Adams, who earned her bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Smith College and her MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona, where she taught creative writing, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has won numerous grants and awards, including The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize. She has thrice attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the nation’s oldest writing conference, as a waiter-scholar. Her interview with author Francine Prose appeared in the summer 2010 issue of The Southern Review.