Collage of images from 2019 ASU Homecoming Writing Contest winners and faculty lecture / Photos by Bruce Matsunaga

Homecoming Writing Contest winners honored


Kristen LaRue-Sandler

On November 19, 2019, we celebrated the winners of our annual Homecoming Writing Contest with an awards presentation and a reading from their winning work. Homecoming Committee chair Kevin Sandler emceed. This year’s winners are:

  • Brenna Camping – fiction/creative nonfiction, for “Amber Eyed Raptors”
  • Alyssa Lindsey – poetry, for “Three Chicano Poems”
  • Thomas Bate - scholarly essay, for “The Misery of Want: Why Violence Abounds in Wuthering Heights

Plus, Jonathan Hope (a Shakespearean) and Jacob Greene (a rhetorician) discussed their cutting-edge digital research, which spanned topics from searchable text databases to Pokémon Go, in the joint faculty talk, “What’s Tech Got to Do with It?”

Pictured, clockwise from left: Brenna Camping reads from her winning prose; Camping, Thomas Bate, and Alyssa Lindsey hold their award certificates; Jacob Greene discusses mobile technology and rhetoric; Lindsey reads from her winning poetry; Jonathan Hope explains how he uses data to plumb Shakespeare’s language; and Bate reads from his winning essay. Photos by Bruce Matsunaga.

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