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Lauren Schlesinger

Artist in Residence

M.F.A. University of Washington, Seattle


Lauren Schlesinger earned a BA with Honors in poetry from Northwestern University, an MSED from Northwestern University, and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington in Seattle. In the past, Lauren was a recipient of the Northwestern University Alumnae Graduate Fellowship, was awarded the Academy of American Poets’ Jean Aloe Meyer Prize, and was a finalist in 2009 for the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Last year, she was a semi-finalist for The Gregory Djanikian Scholars program. She teaches creative writing and English literature courses outside of Chicago.

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