Indiana University Creative Writing Program
Creative Writing Program
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(2007 Graduate)

Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
B.A., Indiana University, 2004

Fiction and Interview in Art Saves Lives International. Poetry in On the Verge and The Oxford Review. Nonfiction in Gathering Oaks, The Manifest-Station, Equally Wed, [wherever], Medium, Amy Gigi Alexander's Stories of Good. 2015 interview in the Indiana Daily Student (read interview here: Shawna is also an editor for survivor site Gathering Oaks (

Follow Shawna's updates at her website The Honeyed Quill.


  • Indiana University Bookstore Scholarship, Indiana University Writer's Conference, 2007
  • Booth Tarkington Thesis-Year Fellowship in Fiction, 2006-07
  • Neal-Marshall Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing, Indiana University, 2004-05
  • Carl Voegelin Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper in Anthropology, 2004
  • Palmer-Brandon Prize, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, 2003
  • Palmer-Brandon Scholarship, 2001
  • Papa John's Scholarship, 2000.

Photo credit: Stephen Phillips