Gift of Freedom Award Recipients
Diane Gilliam is a poet from Akron, Ohio. She is the recipient of A Room Of Her Own’s 6th Gift of Freedom Award. Finalists for the award were Florencia Ramirez, Creative Nonfiction Genre Finalist, and Ire'ne Lara Silva, Fiction Genre Finalist. Click here for more information about Diane.
Barb Johnson is an emerging fiction writer from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the recipient of A Room Of Her Own’s 5th Gift of Freedom Award. Finalists for the award were Bridget Birdsall, CM Burroughs, Nathalie Handal, Gail Kramer, and Rashaan Alexis Meneses. Click here for more information about Barb.
Summer Wood is a largely self-taught writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the recipient of the 4th Gift of Freedom Award in Fiction. The finalists were Kirsten Dinnall Hoyte, Rebecca Meacham, Michele Moore, and Mary Ellen Sanger. Click here for more information about Summer.
Meredith Hall of Pownal, Maine was chosen as the recipient of the 3rd Gift of Freedom Award for Creative Nonfiction. Finalists for the award were Mira Bartok, Ann Daum Kustar, Rebecca Skloot, Eliot Sloan, and Lois Williams. Click here for more information about Meredith.
The 2nd Visual Gift of Freedom Award for sculpture was awarded to Jeannine Harkleroad of Richmond, Virginia. Click here for more information about Jeannine and her work. Katie Grinnan and Hilja Keading were the finalists for the award.
The recipient of the Foundation’s 1st Gift of Freedom Award in June 2001 was Jennifer Tseng of Los Angeles, who received $50,000 over two years to create a book of poetry. Click here for more information about Jennifer.
Congratulations to these exceptional women and thanks to all who applied!