December 3, 2009

Storylines Award Finalist Yolanda Nilson

Storylines Award Honorable Mentions leaving the stage

Storylines Award Finalist Tommy Foday receives his gift from the NCV Foundation after author Silas House honors Tommy’s writing

Finalst Tommy Foday and musician Richard Mannoia

Storylines Award Finalist Fatou Saidy with author Silas House and Neela Vaswani of the NCV Foundation

Storylines Finalist Senetta Smith with author Silas House

Author Silas House wows the crowd with his words on literacy and writing

Mr. House does some book signing

Musicians Erik Carlson (on violin) and Richard Mannoia (on clairnet) provide the evening’s beautiful soundtrack

Richard Mannoia

Terry Sheehan, Literacy Site Advisor for Seward Park and Tompkins Square, with Honorable Mention Annie Chan, and Literacy Assistant/artist Hilary Schenker

After the event: food, fellowship, photos, book signing

2009 Storylines Award: ELI THE GOOD by Silas House.  One free copy for everyone in attendance

Ken English, Literacy Program Director at the NYPL, kicks off the evening with a heartfelt speech and much enthusiasm

Storylines Award Honorable Mentions take the stage and bask in applause

Erik Carlson

Performer Sydia Cedeno

Dynamo Sydia Cedeno performs the four Storylines Award Finalist pieces

Enjoying photographer Lisa Parker’s exhibit “Southern Exposure”