English Department

at the University of Michigan-Flint

English grad student Scott Atkinson’s story “Old Blue Hat” has been awarded the 2011 David Diamond Student Writing Prize by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. Congratulations to Scott and to Stephanie Carpenter, who organized a session at the Society’s annual conference in East Lansing, shepherded students to the conference, and, of course, taught Scott everything he knows. An actual cash prize is involved.