English Department Writing Awards

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
12:00 - 2:00 PM

Aniello Bianco Room (Level B), 1 Pace Plaza, NYC

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

Welcome
Dr. Erica Johnson, English Department Chair

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

Juliet Mueller Sarah Willis Award 1st Place
Haley Boden Richard Gill Award 1st Place
Sabrina Boyle Sarah Willis Award 2nd Place
Sabeen Aziz Richard Gill Award 2nd Place
Rachael Pepper Gerard Cannon Award 3rd Place
Nessie Nankivell Billie and Curtis Owens Award 3rd Place
Alisha Thompson Gerard Cannon Award Honorable Mention
Daniel Sherwood Billie and Curtis Owens Award Honorable Mention

Screenwriting

Trevor Brenden           Richard Gill Award 1st Place
Joe Reault Gerard Cannon Award 2nd Place
Joshua Kennedy Sarah Willis Award 3rd Place

Journalism

Irene Schultz Sarah Willis Award 1st Place
Sarah Hartzell  Richard Gill Award 2nd Place
Melissa Persaud            Sarah Willis Award 3rd Place
Maximiliano Onofre      Billie and Curtis Owens Award

Honorable Mention

Playwriting

Harold Hodge, Jr. Sarah Willis Award 1st Place
Messiah Hagood-Barnes Richard Gill Award 2nd Place
Angelica Gorga        Gerard Cannon Award 3rd Place
Kelsey Senteio    Sarah Willis Award Honorable Mention
Megan Millisky            Billie and Curtis Owens Award Honorable Mention

Critical or Creative Nonfiction

Marissa DeMarino  Richard Gill Award 1st Place
Kristen Bianco Billie and Curtis Owens Award  2nd Place
Megan Millisky               Richard Gill Award 3rd Place
Irene Schultz Gerard Cannon Award   Honorable Mention
Amber Elie-Pierre      Sarah Willis Award Honorable Mention

Poetry

Juliet Mueller David A. Bickimer—Promise of Learnings /Academy of American Poets Prize
Tasha Gagnon Richard Gill Award 1st Place
Jessica Jimenez Sarah Willis Award 1st Place
Chang (Harrison) Yang Richard Gill Award 2nd Place
Waverly Bergwin Sarah Willis Award 2nd Place
Jordan Rose Little Billie and Curtis Owens Award 3rd Place
Kelsey O’Brien-Enders Sarah Willis Award      3rd Place
Nicholas Krauss James Rose Award       Honorable Mention
Mollie Murtagh Sarah Willis Award     Honorable Mention

Literary or Film Criticism

Annelise Nussbacher Sarah Willis Award 1st Place
Brooke Stoker Richard Gill Award 1st Place
Sabeen Aziz Billie and Curtis Owens Award 2nd Place
Luke Widlund Gerard Cannon Award 2nd Place
Giulianna Nasta            Richard Gill Award 3rd Place
Joseph Gonzalez Sarah Willis Award      3rd Place
Amber Elie-Pierre  Billie and Curtis Owens Award Honorable Mention
Jordan Rose Little Gerard Cannon Award  Honorable Mention

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

Presented by Erin Furey, Assistant Director of the  LGBTQA & Social Justice Center

Annamaria Watson, “Purple Sage”

Congratulations to Film and Screen Studies and English Major Graduates

Celebration and Readings of Aphros 56 (2016)

New Aphros Issue and Readers Introduced by Editors Tasha Gagnon and Harrison Yang

Jessica Jimenez, “Things to Do Around Lancaster”
Megan Millisky, exceprt from “After the Before”
Sabrina Boyle, “Blues”

EDITORS

Leopoldo Orozco Correa
Tasha Gagnon
Harrison Yang

EDITORIAL STAFF

Shivani Annirood
Kristen Bianco
Katy Dirienzo
Jessica Jimenez
Juliet Mueller

ADVISOR

 Charles North

APHROS 56 Readers’ Bios

Jessica Jimenez is a Junior at Pace University majoring in Psychology. She began writing poetry from the encouragement of Charles North, Pace's Poet in Residence, and her mother, former Pace alumni Class of '84 and former Aphros editor.

Megan Millisky is a Film and Screen studies major with minors in Creative Writing and Communications. She loves reading, writing, exploring the city and cuddling with her dogs. This summer she will be directing her first film, a claymation movie, and someday she hopes to write for television and film.

Sabrina Boyle is a sophomore undergrad majoring in English Language and Literature. She loves reading, playing music, and writing. She hopes to one day own a pet pig.

English Department

Erica Johnson, Chair
Sid Ray, Associate Chair

Film and Screen Studies Program Director

Catherine Zimmer

Writing Awards Director

Eugene Richie

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

FICTION

Ellease Ebele Oseye, Chair
Helane Levine-Keating
Randolyn Zinn

SCREENWRITING

Jon Danziger, Chair
Frank Martinelli

JOURNALISM

Kelley Kreitz, Chair
Sarah Blackwood
Lila MacLellan

PLAYWRITING

Randolyn Zinn, Co-Chair
Judd Silverman, Co-Chair

CRITICAL OR CREATIVE NONFICTION

Mark Hussey, Chair
Bureen Ruffin
Brice Particelli

POETRY

Charles North, Chair
Tom Breidenbach
Eugene Richie

LITERARY OR FILM CRITICISM

Sarah Blackwood, Chair
Stephanie Hsu
Catherine Zimmer

Special thanks to our Department Administrative Staff Associate, Carol Dollison, and our outstanding student assistants—Sambridhi Ghimire, Elijah Jones, and Shivali Choythani—for help with publicity, award committee work, and the awards ceremony; to Christian Gomez, Editor-in-Chief, and Maximilliano Onofre, Executive Editor, of The Pace Press, for publicizing the awards competition and ceremony; to the Dyson College Communications Office (Angela Nally, Diane Wai, Chris Snow, Ryan Milan, Sam Swatski) for posters, flyers, photography, and event publicity in Pace publications and on Dyson Websites and social media; and to Winston Vera, Derrick Jones, Diane Lewis, and Jonathan Forte for their dedicated efforts in making awards certificates, publicity materials, manuscript copies, and the ceremony program.

CONTACT:
Writing Awards Director Eugene Richie