Monthly Archives: April 2018

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?”