Released: March 31, 2021
Online via Zoom at 4 -6 p.m. May 5, 2021
Register by May 4 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Besser2021
What: Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards. Santa Fe Community College students will share their award- winning works of art and writing at a free online presentation. The awards were named for the late Katie Besser in recognition of her love of literature and creative writing. At the online event, SFCC Foundation will present one winner with the Richard C. Bradford Memorial Scholarship. Named for the author of the 1968 classic “Red Sky at Morning,” the scholarship was initiated by author Michael McGarrity, the late arts advocate Charmay Allred and former Santa Fe City Councilwoman Rebecca Wurzburger.
Who: SFCC students will showcase their award-winning work. The Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards are presented by SFCC School of Liberal Arts (English and Creative Writing departments, and SFCC Media Arts department), The SFCC Foundation, and with the generosity and support of SFCC’s esteemed judges (See Of Note: below), SFCC Media Arts Student Intern Najmeh Mousavi, The SFCC Library, and the Santa Fe Literary Review.
When: 4 to 6 p.m. May 5 on Zoom. Please register by May 4 to get a link the morning of the event. Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Besser2021
Of Note: The Katie Besser Writing Awards are directed by Creative Writing faculty member Emily Stern. Among those introducing SFCC’s Student Winners at the Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards Celebration will be the 2021 KBA judges: SFCC alumni and writer, Tyrone Wright; poet laureate of Santa Fe, Elizabeth Jacobson; artist and illustrator Turner Mark-Jacobs; Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D.; and author Demetria Martinez.
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