2013-2014 Writer In Residence: Susan Hahn

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park is proud to announce its 2013-2014 Writer in Residence, Susan Hahn.

An award-winning poet, playwright and novelist, Hahn has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council, and is a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize. She has published a number of poetry collections and was awarded Poetry's George Kent Prize. Her plays have been read at Victory Gardens and Writers' Theater, and her first novel was published in 2012.

Susan Hahn has published numerous poetry collections, including Harriet Rubin’s Mother’s Wooden Hand (1991); Incontinence (1993), winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award; Holiday (2001) and Mother In Summer (2002), both included in Chicago Tribune's Best Books of 2002; and The Scarlet Ibis (2007). The Scarlet Ibis was also performed as a verse play in 2007 and reprised in 2008. Her first play, Golf, premiered in Chicago in 2005. Her first novel, “The Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter,” was published in 2012.

Susan has also earned several Illinois Arts Council awards and fellowships; the George Kent Prize from Poetry magazine, Pushcart Prizes and a Guggenheim fellowship.

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