Murray State University Professor of English Carrie Jerrell has received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She is one of six writers chosen for demonstrating a high level of excellence and creativity in their literary ares careers. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jerrell, reading form her newest work.
Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows says, "This fellowship is considered a benchmark of excellence in the careers of the Commonwealths' artists."
Carrie Jerrell is Associate Director of Murray State's MFA Program in Creative Writing. The fellowships are $7,500 unrestricted awards given to Kentucky artists who have achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work.