2015 NYC English Department Writing Awards

 

Previous Award Ceremony (2014)

NEW YORK ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WRITING AWARDS CEREMONY

 

Monday, May 4, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Aniello Bianco Room (Level B), 1 Pace Plaza, NYC

Conducted by Writing Awards Director Eugene Richie.
Refreshments will be served. Please join us for the ceremony.

 

Welcome

Dr. Erica Johnson, English Department Chair

 

Kelly Herbert Writing Award

Endowed by Ms. Julie Hanus and administered by the Pace Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual and Ally (LGBTQA) & Social Justice Center

Georgia Bender, 1st Place: “A Different Kind of Coming Out”
Rachel Fauth, 2nd Place: “My Idea of G”

 

Willis, Owens, Gill, Cannon, and Rose Creative Writing, Literary or Film Criticism, and Journalism Awards, and the Academy of American Poets Prize

The Sarah Willis, Billie and Curtis Owens, Richard Gill, Gerard Cannon, and James Rose memorial funds, named in honor of distinguished English Department faculty, and the David A. Bickimer-Promise of Learnings / Academy of American Poets Prize

FICTION
  Maria Gabriele Baker   Sarah Willis Award   1st Place   
  Nessie Nankivell   Richard Gill Award       1st Place   
  Sabeen Aziz   Sarah Willis Award   2nd Place  
  Amber Elie-Pierre   Richard Gill Award     2nd Place
  Megan Millisky   Gerard Cannon Award    3rd Place
  Alisha Thompson   Billie and Curtis Owens Award     3rd Place   
  Noella James      Gerard Cannon Award    Honorable Mention 
  Ana Velasco   Billie and Curtis Owens Award   Honorable Mention
           
SCREENWRITING
  Lucas Tremper   Sarah Willis Award   1st Place   
  Ashley Steele   Richard Gill Award   2nd Place  
  Joshua Kennedy   Gerard Cannon Award    3rd Place  
           
JOURNALISM
  Shannon McMahon   Sarah Willis Award   1st Place   
  Maria Gabriele Baker   Richard Gill Award   1st Place   
  Ana Velasco   Sarah Willis Award   2nd Place  
  Melissa Persaud              Billie and Curtis Owens Award   3rd Place
           
CRITICAL or CREATIVE NONFICTION
  Rachel Fauth   Richard Gill Award   1st Place   
  Adam Wells   Sarah Willis Award           2nd Place
  Yasamin Aftahi        Billie and Curtis Owens Award   3rd Place
  Maria Costa   Gerard Cannon Award   Honorable Mention
  Ana Velasco   Richard Gill Award            Honorable Mention
           
POETRY
  Ana Velasco      David A Bickimer—Promise of Learnings/Academy of American Poets Prize
  Leopoldo Orozco Correa   Richard Gill Award   1st Place   
  Rachel Fauth   Sarah Willis Award   1st Place   
  Jamie Popovics              Richard Gill Award   2nd Place
  Tasha Gagnon   Sarah Willis Award   2nd Place
  Waverly Bergwin   Billie and Curtis Owens Award   3rd Place
  Tara Hiteshew   Sarah Willis Award   3rd Place
  Adam Wells       Gerard Cannon Award   Honorable Mention
  Jessica Pierre      Sarah Willis Award   Honorable Mention
           
LITERARY OR FILM CRITICISM
  Maria Costa   Richard Gill Award    1st Place   
  Rachel Fauth   Gerard Cannon Award   1st Place   
  Leopoldo Orozco Correa   Billie and Curtis Owens Award   2nd Place
  Maria Gabriele Baker   Sarah Willis Award     3rd Place
  Maria Gabriele Baker   James Rose Award       Honorable Mention
  Sabeen Aziz   Gerard Cannon Award    Honorable Mention
  Katy DiRienzo               Sarah Willis Award     Honorable Mention

Celebration and Readings of Aphros 55 (2015)

New Aphros Issue and Readers Introduced by Editor Jamie Popovics
Tara Hiteshew, "Numbers"
Adam Wells, "A Black Woman’s Walk"
Melissa Bouganim, "Before 21"

 

CONTACT: Writing Awards Director--Eugene Richie