Kent Haruf Writing Scholarship

Kent Haruf Writing Scholarship

November 25, 2017 | Uncategorized | No Comments


Entries Now Being Accepted for Kent Haruf Writing Scholarship

The 2017 KENT HARUF MEMORIAL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP is open to junior and senior high school students in Chaffee and Fremont Counties, Colorado, for excellence in fiction and creative non-fiction writing.  Students must be previously unpublished writers to participate. Writers may apply in one of four areas:  Short Story, Novel Excerpt/Novella, Creative Nonfiction, and Playwriting.

Sponsored by The Book Haven, Cathy Haruf, and the Salida Council for the Arts, the scholarship honors the memory of the late Kent Haruf, beloved Salida resident and best-selling author of The Tie That Binds, Where You Once Belonged, Plainsong, Eventide, Benediction, and most recently Our Souls At Night, which has also been made into a movie.

Entries and registration for this scholarship will be accepted until January 15 2018, 11:59 p.m.  The shortlist of finalists will be announced February 28, 2018.

Winning entries, finalists, their parents and teachers will be honored at an awards banquet on May 6, 2018. Winners will receive a cash prize of $750 presented by Cathy Haruf, the late author’s wife. The finalists will also participate in a writing workshop taught by a professional author.

Entries for the Kent Haruf Memorial Writing Scholarship must be received by January 15, 2018.  For complete information, submission guidelines and entry forms, applicants should visit the website Applications and writing samples must be submitted through the website.


For inquiries or additional information, please contact Lisa Marvel at The Book Haven, 719-539-9629 or

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