2017 Jay Lake Memorial Scholarship

Photo by Donnie Reynolds

Announcing the Paradise Lost Jay Lake Memorial Scholarship:

Paradise Lost as a workshop owes a debt of gratitude to Jay Lake, He was our first professional staff member, and taught at Paradise Lost I, II, and III. He provided guidance, acted as a reference to other professional writers when we sought them out as staff, and was always there to share his knowledge of workshops when we had questions.

Jay was been a tireless supporter of writing education and the concept of paying forward the craft of writing to the next generation. We want to honor his generosity with a scholarship that will cover the registration costs for one Paradise Lost participant each year going forward in his name.

Thank you, Jay. You will be remembered.