A Reading by the 2019 Whiting Awards Winners

Thursday March 21: 7:00PM 8:00PM

This event is free and open to the public! Space will be available on a first come, first served basis. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.

Join the Whiting Foundation for readings in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama by the ten talented winners of the 2019 Whiting Awards, whose names will be announced on March 20th! The writers will be introduced by Alexander Chee, Whiting 2003 fiction winner and author of How to Write and Autobiographical Novel. Wine and cheese will be served throughout the evening.

The Whiting Foundation provides support for writers and scholars who astonish us by expanding the boundaries of art and understanding. Since 1985, the Foundation has supported creative writing through the Whiting Awards, given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The awards are based on early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come.