Awards available for UNT’s 2012 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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Awards to attend the 2012 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference presented by the University of North Texas are now available for students and educators with an interest in storytelling.

The conference, now in its 8th year, has become the preeminent narrative nonfiction conference in America. This year's speakers include Luis Alberto Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist who has published extensively in all genres, including poetry; Richard Rhodes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and editor of 26 works of fiction, history, biography and memoir; and Isabel Wilkerson, the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize.

The conference is hosted by the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, and will be held July 20 – 22 (Friday through Sunday) at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Scholarships are available for Fort Worth Independent School District educators, minority students at any university or community college, and students enrolled at UNT in The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism or Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.

All scholarships include registration, meals and lodging, and applicants must be able to attend the entire conference. Applications and further requirements for scholarships can be found online. The deadline to apply is May 4, 2012.

Minority Awards sponsored by The Dallas Morning News are available to five minority students enrolled in any community college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Elizabeth Marshall Memorial Awards are available to two UNT Mayborn School of Journalism or Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism students.

One Mayborn Conference Award is available to a UNT Mayborn School of Journalism or Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism student with a GPA of 3.0.

One Up-and-Comer Award is available to a student enrolled in any community college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

One Pick-A-Storyteller Award is available to a student enrolled in any community college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Five Sid W. Richa4rdson Foundation Fort Worth ISD Educator Awards are available to educators employed by the Fort Worth Independent School District. Educators will receive a continuing education credit.

More information on the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference can be found at http://journalism.unt.edu/maybornconference.

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