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Hanna Brown

Honorable mention in the 2017 Nick Adams Short Story Contest

Read the story: "Suburb Roarers"

  • Hanna Brown

    Hanna Brown

    Sophomore at Beloit College
  • Double major in creative writing and media studies
  • Hometown: Elgin, IL

Q. What sparked your interest in writing, and how did you get started writing fiction?

I come from a family of teachers, so I was constantly reading, writing, and exploring different forms of creative expression as a kid. I remember putting on a lot of shows, most featuring extensive, terrible musical numbers. Honestly, it's all been downhill from there.

Q. How have you developed your writing while you’ve been at Beloit?

Beloit allows me freedom in what I write. Our writing program is pretty interdisciplinary, so I don't feel limited to any particular genre or medium. Since I've been on campus, I've been encouraged to try my hand at journalism, creative nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Lots of stuff. I'm grateful for that exposure. It's made me more versatile. I've also had some excellent professors who have shown and continue to show genuine investment in my growth as a writer/person. Plus, they put up with my typos. I owe them.