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      The Center for Fiction Presents “The First Novel Fête” in New York


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      December 3, 2020

      Thursday   6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

      A special link will be emailed to registrants
      New York, New York 10022

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      The Center for Fiction Presents “The First Novel Fête”

      The Center For Fiction is hosting “The First Novel Fête,” a virtual celebratory cocktail hour preceding their Annual Awards Benefit on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM ET.

      The Fête will celebrate the seven First Novel Prize finalists, including Amina Cain (Indelicacy), Maisy Card (These Ghosts Are Family), Hilary Leichter (Temporary), Raven Leilani (Luster), Corey Sobel (The Redshirt), Douglas Stuart (Shuggie Bain) and C Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills Is Gold). The winner will be announced at The Center For Fiction’s Annual Awards Benefit, which will directly follow the Fête.

      The party will feature excerpt readings from some of NYC’s finest actors including Marin Ireland, Leon Addison Brown, Eisa Davis and Morgan Christie as well as a chance to participate in live literary trivia games.

      The Fête Co-Chairs include Carrie Howland, Jenna Johnson, Noah Ballard, Flora Esterly, Emily Firetog, Naomi Gibbs, Michelle Herrara-Mulligan, Siobhan Jones, May-Zhee Lim, Allison Malecha, and Soumeya Roberts.

      To register online, please visit: https://benefit.centerforfiction.org/the-first-novel-fete
      There is a suggested $20 contribution which will go towards the Center for Fiction’s KidsRead/KidsWrite programs for NYC Public schools.


      DATE: Thursday, December 3, 2020

      TIME: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET

      PRICE: Suggested $20 contribution

      About The Center for Fiction
      The Center for Fiction, now located in downtown Brooklyn’s cultural arts district, brings diverse communities together as readers and writers of all ages to convene, create, and connect over a shared love of literature. In February 2019, the 200-year-old literary nonprofit opened its stunning, 18K sq-foot space at 15 Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene to offer New Yorkers a vibrant literary home. The new Center includes an exceptional library, performance space, curated bookstore, cafe, terrace bar, and writer’s studio, as well as a rich series of writing workshops and reading groups, which are now available online. Its First Novel Prize and Emerging Writers Fellowships present exceptional professional opportunities for early-career authors. Its KidsRead and KidsWrite programs engage New York City students in grades K-12 from under-resourced public schools with stimulating educational and cultural experiences, including meeting favorite authors in lively Center events. Under the leadership of chairman Erroll McDonald, the organization has expanded its mission to include storytelling in all its forms, integrating music, theater, dance, film/TV, and visual arts in its public programming.

      Cost: Suggested $20 contribution

      Categories: Fundraising & Charity | Literary & Books

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