Graduate Student Abigail Anklam is 2018 Recipient of M.F.A. Program's Plork Award
June 26, 2018
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Abigail Anklam, a student in the University of Baltimore's M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program, is the winner of the program's 2018 Plork Award. The Plork Award honors a graduate student whose work best exemplifies the spirit of the M.F.A. program, exhibiting exceptional creativity, energy and personal achievement in the integration of creative writing and book design.
"Plork" is the idea of combining play with work as a means of expression, creativity and drive.
The award carries with it a $500 prize granted by the Randolph Avery Fund.
"Abby's work embraces the artistic spirit of the ampersand—words & images, play & work, creativity & craft, artist & community," said Kendra Kopelke, assciate professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design. "The Plork Award recognizes the program's deep commitment to the integration of creative writing and publishing arts, to creativity and experimentation, to the fusion of work and play."
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