Like Love Contest Winners

On Thursday, February 16th, the Honors Program hosted Creative Writing Professor Michele Morano who did a reading and led a discussion of her latest collection of essays entitled Like Love.  Prior to Professor Morano’s reading, the winners of the Like Love creative writing competition read their work.   Listed below are the authors, and their winning entries.  Congratulations to all! And thank you to everyone who contributed their writing. 

About the Authors:

Natalie Dizon

Natalie is a senior Neuroscience major with double minors in Biology and Psychology. Currently residing in her hometown of Tinley Park, IL, she plans on applying to grad school after DePaul to become a Pathologist Assistant. Outside of academics, Nat is a member of DePaul Neuro Club and KALAHI (DePaul’s Filipino Club). You can find her roller-skating or listening to music in her free time. 

Riley McLaughlin

Riley is a senior English-Creative Writing major, with minors in both Women’s & Gender Studies and Professional Writing. She is originally from New Lenox, IL, and now lives in Wrigleyville. After finishing out her undergraduate studies in March, Riley plans to get a job in content writing, publishing, or editorial work. 

Maya Williams 

Maya is a freshman Playwriting major and currently living in Aurora, IL. Outside of school, she also enjoys songwriting and drawing. After college, she plans to find work with editing and writing. 

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