Monday, March 28, 2011

Davidson professor wins N.C. writing awards

Davidson College English Professor Cynthia Lewis recently won second and third place in the N.C. Writers' Network's annual Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition.

Her essay titled "That Dress, That Hat" won second place. Third place went to "Secret Sharing: Coming Out in Charleston."

Lewis teaches Shakespeare, Renaissance literature and creative nonfiction at Davidson.

Pepper Capps Hill, who lives in Rocky Point, won first place in this year's contest for an essay called "There's No Crying in a Tobacco Field."


Anonymous said...

Yay for Dr. Lewis! She is an excellent English teacher.

Elizabeth Gaucher said...

I don't have a long list of life regrets, but being intimidated by Dr. Lewis is one of them. I wish 20 years ago I had had the guts to enroll in her Shakespeare classes. She is a brilliant teacher and a gifted writer, and while I had many wonderful professors at Davidson I still think about what I missed. Many congratulations on this award to Dr.Lewis!