Do you like to write and work with writers? Are you interested in teaching and the arts? Would you like to begin your post-graduate career with a prestigious fellowship? If so, apply to be the Kim-Frank Creative Writing Fellow in the Shapiro Center for the 2023-2024 academic year!

Established in 2013 by a gift from the Kim-Frank family, the Kim-Frank Creative Writing Fellowship is a one-year post-graduate position. The fellow works closely with the Director of the Shapiro Center and the Assistant Director of Creative Writing and assists in a broad range of writing programs and events: the Russell House Reading Series, the Shapiro Speaker Series, WesPress x Shapiro Reading Series, and the Shapiro Center's Student Planning Committee, among others. The job offers teaching experience and an opportunity to work with distinguished novelists, poets, critics, journalists, and other artists. The fellow also works closely with writing students, has a teaching role in several writing classes, and contributes to the development of new courses. 

  • Previous Fellows have been admitted to their first choice of graduate and professional schools  (including recently Yale, Princeton, and the MFA program at Iowa) and been hired promptly for jobs in publishing, teaching, journalism, law, business and other fields.
  • The Fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and other benefits. The Fellow also has full access to the university's libraries, facilities and career services and may enroll in one course each academic term, usually in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.
  • The Fellow is selected based on an outstanding academic record and writing or teaching interests. Seniors from all majors are encouraged to apply.