The Annual Benefit & Awards Dinner


Please join us for The Center for Fiction's 2017 Annual Benefit & Awards Dinner on December 5th honoring this year's Maxwell E. Perkins Award Winner Morgan Entrekin, CEO & Publisher, Grove Atlantic, Inc. and announcing the winner of the 2017 First Novel Prize. And join us December 4th for the First Novel Fête, featuring readings by the First Novel Prize finalists. 

 

 

2017 Sponsorship Levels

 

Your sponsorship supports The Center for Fiction as the only nonprofit literary organization in the United States devoted exclusively to the art of fiction. Proceeds from our Awards Dinner are essential to sustain and expand our array of services: our public literary arts performances, featuring more than 150 authors annually; our content-rich website with a remarkable archive of discussions and readings; our fellowships and writing workshops for emerging talent; our reading and writing programs for more than 1,000 New York City Public School students each year, and our award-winning fiction library with a collection dating back to 1820.



 

Authors Table (seats 10)

$25,000 

  • Recognition as Center for Fiction Author with logo/name prominently placed on all printed materials
  • A premium table with seating for 10 OR 8 guests and 2 prominent authors 
  • Complimentary full page ad in event program with premium placement
  • Lead acknowledgement on signage at event
  • Recognition on all written materials including press releases
  • Acknowledgement from the podium
  • Public relations/photo opportunities

 

Leaders Table (seats 10)

$15,000 

  • Recognition as Center for Fiction Leader with logo/name prominently placed on all printed materials
  • A prime table with seating for 10 OR 8 guests and 2 prominent authors 
  • Complimentary full page ad in event program with prime placement
  • Lead acknowledgement on signage at event
  • Recognition on all written materials including press releases
  • Acknowledgement from the podium
  • Public relations/photo opportunities

 

Benefactors Table (seats 10)

$10,000 

  • Recognition as Center for Fiction Benefactor on printed, web and email materials relating to the event
  • A table with seating for 10 OR 8 guests and 2 prominent authors
  • Complimentary half page ad in event program
  • Acknowledgement on signage at event
  • Acknowledgment from the podium

 

First Novel Advocates (Pair of Tickets)

$2,500 

  • Seating at a table with a well-known author
  • Recognition as a First Novel Advocate in all printed materials
  • Two (2) tickets to the dinner

 

Friend (Single Ticket) 

$1,000

  • Recognition as a Friend in all printed materials
  • One (1) ticket to the dinner

 

Donation (No Ticket) 

Any Amount

 

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a fully tax-deductible donation in honor of Morgan Entrekin, you may do so by clicking the donate button below. 

 

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The Maxwell E. Perkins Award honors an editor, publisher, or agent who over the course of their career has discovered, nutured, and championed writers of fiction. This award is dedicated to Maxwell Perkins in celebration of his legacy as one of the country’s most important editors. FIND OUT MORE

 

The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel of the year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and each shortlisted author receives $1,000. The shortlist and winner are chosen by a panel of five distinguished writers, including the previous year's winner of the prize. FIND OUT MORE