Sukrungruang earns writing fellowship

Ira Sukrungruang, assistant professor of English and creative writing at SUNY Oswego, has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

One of the nation’s largest year-round artists’ communities, the center is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Virginia.

Sukrungruang will be among about 20 fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers and composers. A typical residency ranges from two weeks to two months.

The Oswego faculty member is the editor of “Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology” and “What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology.” He joined SUNY Oswego in 2002 and received his master of fine arts degree from Ohio State University.

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(Posted: Sep 06, 2006)