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Briggs, Carolyn S.

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Comments from the author about writing:  I began my MFA program as a poet, but switched to receiving my degree in Fiction. I write in every genre, just recently completing three screenplays.

I've published my memoir This Dark World in 2002 and adapted the book into a screenplay in 2009-2010. The movie is called Higher Ground and premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2011.

Literary awards received and date received:
  •  Kenneth Patchen Award for Poetry :1994
  • Lily Peters Fellowship : 1995
  • Charles Finger Fiction Award: 1995
  • The Heartland Short Fiction Prize :1997

Book Types: Nonfiction

Audience Types: Adult

Genre: Biography, Screenplay

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Travel expenses.

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County: Polk

Books By This Author

  • This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost, BloomsburyUSA, New York, 2002. Paperpack edition: Higher Ground: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost. NY: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.


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