Elizabeth Hawes

Elizabeth Hawes is an award-winner in poetry, memoir, and playwriting. Her play “Supernova” can be found on the Open-Door Playhouse podcast. Elizabeth is an actor, gardener, playwright, poet, and prisoner in Minnesota. She has received three national prison writing awards and one Fielding A. Dawson Award from PEN America. She enjoys taking college classes and watching other people cook.

2022 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – Honorable Mention in Nonfiction Memoir for “Pain Management”

2018 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – Third Place in Poetry for “The Glitter Squirrel in Me

2018 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – Fielding A. Dawson Award in Drama for “Univision

2017 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – Second Place in Nonfiction Memoir for “Double Secret Probation: The Two-Week Paper Blog”

2016 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – Second Place in Nonfiction Memoir for “Warranted”

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