The Hyam Plutzik / Trinity College Creative Writing Residency

With the Watkinson Library at Trinity College

The Family of Hyam Plutzik (Trinity ’32) is proud to offer an annual residency in South Beach in The Betsy Writer’s Room to a graduating senior or first year graduate student with outstanding talent in the literary arts.

The residency is awarded in May, as part of the graduation program. This residency comes with a $500 travel stipend, six days lodging, and a per-diem of $50. During the residency, the recipient will be invited to participate in an Arts Salon to share his/her work with the community; planning will be done in close partnership with the visiting artist. The residency is awarded annually by the Head Curator and Librarian at the Watkinson in cooperation with collegial advisors, for a residency to be scheduled directly with The Betsy Writer’s Room – at a mutually convenient time.

WR Bio Pic Julia2014 Recipient: Julia Rubano

Ms. Rubano was selected as the 2014 Trinity College South Beach Writer’s Residency recipient by Trinity College and the Family of Hyam Plutzik, American Poet, for her outstanding talent in the Literary Arts at Trinity, where she is an English major with a focus on creative writing (poetry), with a minor in Film Studies.



David Field2015 Recipient: David Field

David Field is a 2015 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he majored in English with a Creative Writing focus. He has completed work on three unpublished novels, one of which – titled Suburban Train – began as his senior thesis project at Trinity. His self-published book, Curious Incidents: a Collection of Poe and Doyle Remixes, was written as part of the Watkinson Library Fellowship at Trinity and reimagines the classic stories of Edgar Allen Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle in new and contemporary settings. Today he is a member of the Grub Street writing community in Boston. His long-term goal is to earn an MFA and teach creative writing on the college level while continuing to write and publish his works.