Thank you & Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who helped with the 2023 Literary Arts Festival this year! I am deeply grateful for the work of so many City Tech faculty, staff and students!

Below is a partial list of people who were essential to the 2023 Literary Arts Festival excerpted from the festival program:

Excerpt from the 2023 LAF Program

And, congratulations to all of this year’s LAF Writing Competition winners! Please see below for a complete list of this year’s winning entries. I applaud all of you who submitted to the competition, and congratulate the winners. You are all a tribute to the amazing creativity, character, and commitment of City Tech students.

2023 Literary Arts Festival Writing Competition Award Winners

Thank you to everyone who made LAF possible & Congratulations to our amazing City Tech writers and artists!

Spring 2023 LAF Writing Competition

Attention all City Tech Students!

The Literary Arts Festival organizers want to hear your voice, your story, your words! Read more to learn about the 2023 City Tech Literary Arts Festival Writing Competition and to get the link to the Submission Form.

All City Tech students are welcome to submit creative work for the following awards:

  • Adolphus Lee Poetry Award
  • Charles Matusik Fiction Award
  • Kay-Hirsch Literary Criticism Award
  • Michele Forsten Advocacy Award
  • Walter-Scanlon Creative Non-Fiction Award
  • Aaron Barlow Journalism Award
  • Mary Nilles Award for City Tech/CUNY Spirit (any genre).

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Winners will receive monetary awards and may be invited to read from their winning work at the Literary Arts Festival on April 27th at 4:00 p.m!



LAF Team Meeting: February 11th at 1pm

Join the Literary Arts Festival Student Team! As a member of the LAF Team, you will help publicize the event, choose talent for the festival, and aid in organization/ set-up the night of the event, and be instrumental in delivering what is sure to be an epic night of entertainment, inspiration, and school spirit.

I forgot to mention the awesome (and free) LAF t-shirt you will receive as a member of TEAM LAF.

Our first meeting will be Thursday, February 11th at 1pm in Namm 321. All students are welcome!