The Creative Writing Program at Long Beach City College is pleased to present the Donald Drury Award in Creative Writing. The award is given annually to one or more creative writing students whose work shows outstanding merit in the genre of either poetry or prose fiction. This award was established by the friends and family of Donald Drury, who died in 1989, to honor his distinguished career as a teacher of creative writing. The guidelines of the award were set by the friends and family of Donald Drury who funded the competition under the auspices of the Drury Award, Long Beach City College Foundation.

2016 Donald Drury Award for Creative Writing Recipients

Long Beach City College


Ann Burdette

"The Death of Freedom"