December 3, 2009


Storylines Award Finalist Yolanda Nilson
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Storylines Award Honorable Mentions leaving the stage

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

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Finalst Tommy Foday and musician Richard Mannoia

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

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Storylines Finalist Senetta Smith with author Silas House

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

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Mr. House does some book signing

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

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Richard Mannoia

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

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After the event: food, fellowship, photos, book signing
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2009 Storylines Award: ELI THE GOOD by Silas House.  One free copy for everyone in attendance
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Ken English, Literacy Program Director at the NYPL, kicks off the evening with a heartfelt speech and much enthusiasm

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Storylines Award Honorable Mentions take the stage and bask in applause
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Erik Carlson
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Performer Sydia Cedeno
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Dynamo Sydia Cedeno performs the four Storylines Award Finalist pieces
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Enjoying photographer Lisa Parker’s exhibit “Southern Exposure” 
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