Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Honorable Mention Authors for the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize


 

Honorable Mention Authors for the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize


We are pleased to announce three authors that are being recognized as an Honorable Mention for the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize.

This new category for the competition has been established to give recognition to essays of great distinction which are deserving of special merit.

   The three authors whose essays have been conferred with Honorable Mention for the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize are the following:


 Daysean Higgs for his story "To Brownsville"  


Reynold Junker for his story "Baseball, a Game of Strategy"


Connie Pertuz-Meza for her story "A Girl From Sunset"

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Winner of the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize is Keith Haymes

The Winner of the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize is Keith Haymes for his remarkable essay titled, "The Brass Ring."

 Mr. Keith Haymes shared his very moving story about a close childhood friend whose life led to a very difficult path.

2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Finale At St. Francis College



2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize

The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival in partnership with St. Francis College presented the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize finale on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at St. Francis College.


Ten essayists who were competitors for the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize's $500 annual writing award read excerpts from their submissions. The writers shared their very real and personal stories about their own Brooklyn experiences in the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize finale event titled, “All About Brooklyn.”


2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Finale Presenters

Linda Bakst - "Nana’s Table"



Terry Chao  - "  A Banshee in Brooklyn"



Chuck Cascio - "The Light of Brooklyn"   - Read by John Florio


Amanda Gardner  - " Brooklyn"


Althea Wilson-Berkowitz - "Ma Sarah"
 

Daysean Higgs - "To Brownsville"


Pamela Hughes -  "Passages East, Brooklyn Unbound: On Bridges, Bumbling and Allen Ginsburg"


Connie Pertuz-Meza - "A Girl From Sunset"


Keith  Haymes - "The Brass Ring"



Monday, December 18, 2017




Brooklyn Dock by Andreas Feininger, 1948


The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival in partnership with St. Francis College will present the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize finale on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at St. Francis College.


More than a dozen Brooklyn essayists who are competitors for the 2017 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize will vie for the $500 annual writing award. These Brooklyn writers will read from their very real and personal stories about their own Brooklyn experiences in an event titled, “
All About Brooklyn.




This program begins at 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 in the Maroni Theater at St. Francis College located at 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York, 11201.




This event will be Free and open to the general public. More information about the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival at www.FilmBrooklyn.org


Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Finalists and Semi-Finalists



2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Finalists

 
Joshua Schwartzauthor of  Anticipation


Joseph Nielsen, author of  How to Pick a Fight on the Subway and Not Die



Yesenia Flores Diaz, author of “Abuela, My Redeemer"





2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Semi-Finalists




Teresa Hartmann - "5/11/06 (Technically 5/12)" Read by Kaneza Schaal

Joseph P. Griffith - "No Day at The Beach"



Peter Swet - Carpe Non Diem, A Moment Not Seized - Read by Jim Thesing





Richard Jefferson -  "My Peculiar Neighbors"



Danielle James - Frayed


Jaliyah Dowtin - "Brooklyn What A Place"


 William J. Lannigan – "Dahill Road"  


Vanessa Martir - "Remembering My Brooklyn"


Jonathan Segol - "Don't Try This At Home"


Anthony J. Rubino - "Brooklyn, Circa 1970's"
 

Elisa Estrella  -  El Barrio (The Hood


Richard Vetere -  The Real North 8th Street Romance"


Elizabeth Papazian -  Queen of Fourth Avenue


Ira Goldstein  - "The Higher You Jump"