The contest is now closed. Winners will be announced at the Dan’s Papers Literary Prize Gala Awards Ceremony September 1st, John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, East Hampton.
Dan’s Papers $6,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction
Dan’s Papers $4,000 Emerging Young Writers Prize for Nonfiction (For those aged 25 and under)
All entries must be original works of nonfiction between 600 and 1500 words, and they must include references to the East End in a meaningful way. Entry fees is $25 per entry for the Literary Prize and just $10 per entry for the Emerging Young Writers Prize. One person can enter up to three times per contest. They can be reminiscences, memoirs, biographies, humor, history, family legends or anything else that fits the category of nonfiction (but no poetry).
Winners will be announced at the Dan’s Papers Literary Prize Gala Awards Ceremony as part of the Dan’s Papers Literary Festival at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall. In addition to the monetary prizes, trophies will be awarded to the winners. Special entertainment, and a key note speaker will highlight the event and special celebrities will read the winning entries.
Thursday, September 1st 2016
at Guild Hall of East Hampton
The Hamptons’ Premier Literary Celebration! Join us for a day of literary programming including book signings, Authors Dinner and the 5th Annual Dan’s Papers $10,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction Gala Awards Ceremony!
Dan’s Papers $10,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction Gala Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
4:00pm | Doors Open at 3:30 p.m.
John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, East Hampton
Find out who will win in Dan’s Papers 5th Annual $10,000 Literary Prize Competition: The $4,000 Emerging Young Writers Prize for Nonfiction and the $6,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction!
Ceremony will feature keynote addresses by Pulitzer Prize winning writers Carl Bernstein and Robert Caro, Emmy Award winner Dick Cavett reading the winning pieces and a performance by Perlman Music Program alumni.
Admission is free, seating is first come first served. Reserved seating for Literary Luminaries Book Signing and VIP Authors Dinner ticket holders only. Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a cocktail reception in Guild Hall’s Garden.
In the Garden of Guild Hall
Book signing and meet-and-greet with legendary figures including:
– Carl Bernstein, signing A WOMAN IN CHARGE: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton
– Robert Caro, signing The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
– Dick Cavett, signing Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks
– Dan Rattiner, signing In The Hamptons 4Ever
– Daniel Simone, signing The Lufthansa Heist
Tickets are $125 in advance and $175 at the door, if available. Includes a copy of each book ($115 value), meet-and-greet signing with each author, reserved seating for Literary Prize Gala Awards Ceremony and admission to Cocktail Reception. Limited to 50 people. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Serafina, East Hampton
A once-in-a-lifetime experience with literary legends! Enjoy an intimate night of dinner and conversation with Carl Bernstein, Robert Caro, Daniel Simone, Dan’s Papers Founder Dan Rattiner and other special guests.
Tickets are $250 per person. Includes VIP reserved seating at Literary Prize Gala Awards Ceremony, Admission to Cocktail Reception and Book Signing, and VIP Authors Dinner at Serafina of East Hampton. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Colette Sewall “Ghosts of Shopkeepers Past”
Ruth Bonapace “The Day of the Mollusk”
Debbie Slevin “Saving Grace”
JUDGES CHOICE AWARDS
Rose Marie Dunphy “The Love of Your Life”
Eric J. Weiner “Reggae Stones”
Walter Wetherell “An April Crossing”
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Luke Sawaya “Night Vision”
Francine Hendrickson “What Sandy Gave Us”
Oliver Orr “A Hardware Story”
JUDGES CHOICE AWARDS
Alexandra Chan “The Tail of Growing Up by the Sea”
Matthew Micheline “Captain Fred E. Bird”
Timmy Facciola “The Last Bite of Childhood”