FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

The Rona Jaffe Foundation Unveils 2011 Writers’ Award Winners

The Rona Jaffe Foundation has announced the 2011 Writers’ Award winners. Each winner will receive a $25,000 prize.

The six winning writers include Melanie Drane (poetry), Apricot Irving (nonfiction), Fowzia Karimi (fiction), Namwali Serpell (fiction), Merritt Tierce (fiction) and JoAnn Wypijewski (nonfiction).

The award ceremony will take place on September 22nd in New York City. Acclaimed short story writer Edith Pearlman will serve as the evening’s special guest speaker. Past recipients of this award includes Laura Newbern (poetry), Lan Samantha Chang (fiction) and Rachel Aviv (nonfiction).

EDITOR’S NOTE: We updated this post to correct an error.

Mediabistro Course

Memoir Writing

Memoir WritingStarting January 7, work with a published memoir writer to tell and sell the story of your life! In this course, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create your story around a marketable premise, hone your narrative voice, write a memoir with a solid structure, and sell your memoir before you've even finished writing it. Register now!