A variety of writing forms translated into many writing awards for Danielle Cadena Deulen and her memoir "The Riots," including the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) 2012 Creative Nonfiction Writing Prize. Deulen reads from her memoir on Tuesday, November 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Albion College Library Wendell Will Room.
In "The Riots," Deulen mixes narrative, essays and other writing forms to explore subjects including autism, ethnic heritage, suicide and self-identity, as experienced by herself and others in her life. Along with the GLCA award, the memoir won the 2010 Association of Writing Programs Prize in Creative Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction. She also published a collection of poems, "Lovely Asunder," which won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize. Her poetry and essays have appeared in journals such as The Utne Reader, The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, Smartish Pace, and The Indiana Review. Deulen received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from George Mason University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah. She currently serves as assistant professor of poetry in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati. More information on her writing can be found at www.danielledeulen.com.