St. John’s Graduate Institute Student Wins Creative Writing Award

July 19, 2022 | By Frank O’Mahony

Abdullah Wadood (AGI23), St. John's College
Abdullah Wadood (AGI23)

Abdullah Wadood (AGI23), a current St. John’s College Graduate Institute student on the Annapolis campus, has been named as the winner of the 2022 Confluence Award for Excellence in Creative Writing for his story series Ellipses I.

The Confluence Writing Awards celebrate excellence in creative and interdisciplinary writing by graduate students and recent alumni of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs member programs.

Says Emily Langston, associate dean of the St. John’s College Graduate Institute, “We are delighted that Mr. Wadood’s creativity has been recognized. Ellipses I is an innovative piece of short fiction, a series of short vignettes collected in a hypertext format. He has really pushed the boundaries of the form in an exciting way.”

The award will be presented at AGLSP’s conference in San Antonio, Texas in October. The stories will also be published in the fall issue of Confluence: The Journal of the AGLSP.

Commenting on the award, Abdullah Wadood says, “The piece is the product of a long period of reflection and labor, and it’s nice for that labor to be positively received. I’m grateful for St. John’s for affording people the opportunity to have their work recognized.”