Susan Somers-Willet

2010 Gracie Award Winner

Dr. Susan Somers-Willett, Assistant Professor of English, has just been announced as a 2010 winner of a Gracie Award for her collaborative documentary-poetry-video project, “In Verse: Women of Troy,” which aired on public radio’s “Studio 360” this fall (and which Susan generously shared with the MSU community last fall at a “Live Lit!” reading).  Her achievement was in the category of Outstanding Soft News Feature for Local, Public, and Student award winners.

For more than three decades, the Foundation of American Women of Radio and Television (AWRT) has been a leader in celebrating and honoring programming created for women, by women and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry. The Gracies strive to encourage the realistic and faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, commercials, news, features and other programs.

The award gala will be held in May at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.