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      The Center For Fiction Annual Awards Benefit in New York

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      December 3, 2020

      Thursday   7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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      New York, New York 10018

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      The Center For Fiction Annual Awards Benefit

      The Center For Fiction will host their Annual Awards Benefit virtually this year on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET.

      The night will honor screenwriter, James McBride, and Executive Vice President of Nonfiction Programming for Showtime Networks, Vinnie Malhotra for “The Good Lord Bird” and Chris Jackson, Publisher & Editor-In-Chief of One World, a newly relaunched imprint of Random House.

      Actor and writer Ethan Hawke and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will serve as presenters with additional appearances by Lena Waithe, Lucy Boynton and more to be announced. The night will be emceed by actor, comedian and writer Yvonne Orji.

      The winner of the First Novel Prize, which recognizes the year’s best debut novel, will be announced that evening. The Short List includes 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 Gala Chairs are Mary Jo and Ted Shen. Co-Chairs for this event include Celia and Henry McGee, Marva Smalls, Zibby Owens, Stephen Graham, Suzan-Lori Parks
      Wendy Whelan, David Michalek, Eisa Davis, André Holland, and Marissa Alperin and John Lowe.

      This year’s benefit will be free for anyone who wishes to attend. To register online, please visit

      DATE: Thursday, December 3, 2020

      TIME: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

      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: Free -

      Categories: Fundraising & Charity | Literary & Books

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