Luke will graduate from Wichita State University this spring with an MFA in Creative Writing. While taking classes, he has been a Graduate Teaching Assistant, teaching English Composition and Introduction to Creative Writing. Luke describes himself as, “…primarily a prose fiction writer,” having published short stories in literary journals including Hayden's Ferry Review, Gargoyle, Pank, and Jabberwock Review. He was awarded the Stephen C. Barr Endowed Fellowship at WSU and will begin his Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati in the fall.
Luke’s screenplay is set in the iconic Brill Building, in New York City, during the early Sixties. The central characters are part of the pop music scene, creating, “…shooby doobies and da do ron rons.” There’s tension in the air as the writers and producers sense a change in musical tastes. New sounds are coming out of Greenwich Village.
“Luke Geddes has a clear sense of character and place,” said Mike Wood, director of the Film Studies Certificate Program at WSU. “His dialogue is some of the most natural that I’ve read.”
This is the ninth time that the award has been given. It is made possible by an endowment from Eldon and Carol Holman. Mrs. Holman was the director of WSU’s Media Resources Center from 1956 to 1978.