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Fiction Writer Meghan Wynne Receives Ohio Art Council’s Individual Excellence Award

The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board recently announced the 2016 Individual Excellence Awards and Meghan Wynne, a fiction writer and assistant professor of English at Muskingum University was awarded an Individual Excellence Award for Fiscal Year 2016. Only 75 awardees were chosen from among 392 applicants.

Wynne, a fiction writer, is at work on a novel with a working title of “Motherland.” She is a multiple-year -- 2002 and 2006 -- recipient of the OAC Individual Excellence Award for fiction. These awards provide support for an artist’s growth and recognizes their work in Ohio and beyond. Applications are accepted from artists in choreography, criticism, fiction/nonfiction, music composition, playwriting and poetry categories.

She received a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and an M.F.A. from The Ohio State University. Wynne joined Muskingum’s faculty in 2002.

Individual Excellence Awards are peer recognition of creative artists for the exceptional merit of a body of their work that advances or exemplifies the discipline and the larger artistic community.