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Congratulations to Hayes and Wall

Juneau English faculty Ernestine Hayes has been selected as one of ten mentors for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Writer-to-Writer series.  As AWP describes on their website, AWP "celebrates the writers serving as mentors in the fall pilot of Writer to Writer. AWP received hundreds of applications for the pilot of this new program and selected ten mentors based on their experience, willingness to serve, and on the needs prevalent in the mentee applications. Mentors were each given three strong applications to choose from and selected their own mentees." Ernestine is extremely happy to be working with award-winning writer, poet, photographer, anthropologist, and all-around Oneida artist Kenzie Allen. Ernestine looks forward to participating in this national program and expects to be enriched by the shared dialogue inherent in its design.   To learn more, please visit

Ernestine Hayes’s Poems in Place selection was recently featured in an article about the program in the Frontiersman. Also, colleague Emily Wall was recently invited to join the board of Poems in Place.  Information and links about this program can be found on the DRN website.


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