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The WK Rose Faculty Committee is pleased to announce that Christine Vines, class of 2010, has received the WK Rose fellowship 

to work on a collection of short stories and her novel: Jubilee

Christine Vines is an outstanding fiction writer. Currently, she is at work on a collection of short stories and a novel. Christine’s published work is polished and intriguing. Her planned novel Jubilee is particularly timely and promising: it boldly interrogates matters of faith, family, and gender in a contemporary Midwestern context.

Christine grew up in Wichita, Kansas. After having graduated from Vassar in 2010, she ran the “Fiction Addiction” reading series in New York City for four years. More recently, she received an MFA from Cornell University, where she has stayed on as an MFA lecturer of English and creative writing.

Christine’s plan is to prepare both her novel and her book of short stories for publication during her tenure of the W. K. Rose fellowship. The selection committee is delighted to help her achieve this double objective and looks forward to reading both publications in the near future.


About the W.K. Rose Fellowship

This fellowship is made possible by a bequest from the estate of W. K. Rose, a distinguished scholar and teacher who was a member of the Vassar English Department from 1953 until his untimely death in the fall of 1968. Its object is to provide a worthy young artist with a chance to be free after college to pursue his/her work as an artist. All Vassar graduating seniors and Vassar alumnae/i under the age of 36 at the time of the deadline who demonstrated a creative talent in their years of undergraduate study, who are not presently employed by the college, and who have not already attained substantial recognition in their field will be considered eligible. View more information.