2018 LAF Winners!

Hi all,

We had a wonderful Literary Arts Festival event on Thursday, April 19.  Thanks to all who attended, and special thanks to Sean Conrey, guest speaker and poet, who reacquainted everyone with the power of spontaneous creativity via an interactive poetry-writing exercise.

And the winners are…

ADOLPHUS LEE POETRY AWARD
First Place: Siera Whitaker, “American Millennial”
Second Place: Taariq Johnson, “A Denial Of The Matter That Is Time”
Third Place: Shylin Ferrera, “Back Door”
Third Place (tie): Savan De Jesus, “Cold Balcony”
 
CHARLES MATUSIK FICTION AWARD
First Place: Kassandra Rodriguez-Urbas, “Flowering”
Second Place: Jaroslav E. Sykora, “The Shabbat Candles”
Third Place: Gabriela Miranda-Diaz, “Spirit Of The Wendigo”
 
KAY-HIRSCH LITERARY CRITICISM AWARD
First Place: Wasif Pottoy, “Perdomo Paper”
Second Place: Shelly Ann Kerr, “‘Casablanca’: The Critical Review”
Third Place: Thomas Arocho, “‘White Eyes’ Literary Criticism”
 
LOU RIVERS DRAMA AWARD
First Place: Daniela Villaman, “5 Train Troubles”
Second Place: Kedania Napoleon, “Battle Of The Sexes”
Third Place: Marie Bonie Victor, “The Central Park Encounter”
 
MICHELE FORSTEN ADVOCACY AWARD
First Place: Cherishe Cumma, “The Price Of Gentrification: Who Pays?”
Second Place: Linda Henry, “Hidden From Outsiders: Home Care”
Third Place: Nadia Graham, “A Little Too Black For That Car”
 
WALTER-SCANLON CREATIVE NON-FICTION AWARD
First Place: Quamel Watson, “You’re A Blessing”
Second Place: Jennifer Travinski, “Why You Gotta Be So Rude?”
Third Place: Johnnie Davis, “Whose Dream Is It Anyway?”

LAF 2017

Thanks again to everyone who made LAF a huge success this year. It was such a wonderful evening.

And thanks to our amazing photographer, Michael Edwards. Here are just a few of the pictures he took.

                                         

LAF Dress Rehearsal

Thanks to the City Tech Steppers, Entertainment Tech, and the LAF Team for coming to the dress rehearsal today! You all are so awesome. If you didn’t make it, please try to be there at 4pm (4:30 at the latest) tomorrow. We have a great night planned! Can’t wait to see everyone.

 

Meet William, the LAF Designer

Brooklyn native, William J. Luperena, is a student, designer, illustrator, writer, and teacher with the aim to influence his communities by constantly learning and sharing his acquired knowledge. He is currently enrolled in New York City College of Technology’s Bachelor’s Degree program for communication design with a focus in advertising. He is also interning as a graphic designer for Faculty Commons and Visual Conductor. His work is influenced by fashion, hip hop, and urban culture. As a designer, William considers himself a translator, as it his duty to communicate ideas to an audience. (Click on the images below to see the full graphic!)

PIZZA + LAF = HAPPINESS

Join us this Thursday (4/6) at 1pm in N1107 for our final team meeting before break. If you haven’t attended a meeting yet, that’s ok. If you already got a shirt, please bring it. Also, we’re going to have pizza, so comment on this post if you’ll be there so we know how much to get!