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William Heath Award

The William Heath Award is an honor earned by the student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in creative writing.

Headshot: HeathFor over twenty-five years, Dr. William Heath taught American literature and creative writing at Mount St. Mary’s University. In 2007 he retired as a Professor Emeritus. His courses inspired much of the poetry and fiction that appeared in Lighted Corners since its inception in 1981. As advisor to Lighted Corners, he helped the magazine grow and thrive.

Heath’s most recent novel is Devil Dancer. His other books include Blacksnake’s Path: The True Adventures of William Wells,The Children Bob Moses Led, and a book of poems, The Walking Man.


2014  •  Bernadette Olivia Gorman
2013  •  Melissa Caffrey
2012  •  Karolina Gajdeczka
2011  •  Erica Szalkowski
2010  •  Chelsea Baranoski
2009  •  Caitlin Finnerty
2008  •  Annie Hilliard
2007  •  Emily J. Catron

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