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" 

Winner of the 2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize is Yesenia Flores Diaz

                                                                                                 Yesenia Flores Diaz

 The Winner of the  2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize is Yesenia Flores Diaz for her story, "Abuela, My Redeemer."

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Event at St. Francis College on December 20th, 2016

 "Barton's Bonbonniere, Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn."  by Gottscho-Schleisner, 1952.

The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival in partnership with St. Francis College will present the 2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize finale on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at St. Francis College.

More than a dozen Brooklyn essayists who are competitors for the 2016 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, “Brooklyn, New York, The Way of this World.”

Professor Ian Maloney of St. Francis College's English Department will open the program with a presentation discussing some unique characteristics of Brooklyn-literature.

This program begins at 6:30 pm Tuesday,, December 20th, 2016 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

Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival Screening of Brooklyn Documentaries December 21st, 2016


On  Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at 6:30 PM, the Brooklyn Historical Society in partnership with the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will present a screening of Brooklyn documentaries titled, "Brooklyn, New York; The Way of the World."
 Our main feature for this screening will be an assemblage of excerpts from filmmaker Ric Burns' magnificent documentary opus "New York, A Documentary Film.

  Also being presented is an enigmatic short meditative film about Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay by filmmaker Garret Shore titled, "ends.of.newyork/dead horse bay."

  Ric Burns and Garret Shore will participate in a post-screening discussion with the audience about their films

  Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. Brooklyn,N.Y. 11201

                Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. This program is FREE & Open to the Public.

                 For information call the Brooklyn Historical Society at (718) 222-4111