Debbie Urbanski, a 2004 MFA alumna, recently received a 2019 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. It is given annually to six female writers who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Rona Jaffe Awards have helped many women build successful writing careers by offering encouragement and financial support at a critical time. This year, the awards were increased to $40,000 each and were presented to the six recipients on September 12 in New York City. Congratulations, Debbie!