Krause Essay Prize Ceremony Celebrating Writer Chris Dennis

Mar 21, 2024

07:30 PM

Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chambers

21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Writer Chris Dennis

The University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program is pleased to announce that writer Chris Dennis has won the 2023 Krause Essay Prize for his essay “We Were Hungry,” which appeared in Astra. Dennis, author of the story collection Here is What You Do, will be honored at the Krause Essay Prize award ceremony on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Iowa Old Capitol Senate Chambers, where he will present his winning essay. There he will receive the Prize’s $10,000 award and an inscribed walnut letterbox. A dessert reception will follow. 

Made possible by the Kyle J. and Sharon Krause Family Foundation, and run by The Nonfiction Writing Program, the Krause Essay Prize is awarded annually to the work that best exemplifies the art of essaying. This event is open to the public.

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