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. PURCHASE TICKETS

 

 

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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Benefit Committee

 

Co-Chairs:
Wendy Gimbel
Salman Rushdie
Jacqueline Woodson


ABRAMS Books/Michael Jacobs

Sherman Alexie

Algonquin Books

Marisa Acocella

Amazon Literary Partnership

Audible, Inc.

Gabrielle Bamberger

Elizabeth Birkelund

BKSK Architects

Bloomsbury Publishing

Mark Bowden

Candace Bushnell

Maria and Woodrow Campbell

Catapult

Coral Graphic Services

Emilie Roy Corey

Jonathan Dee

The Entrekin Family

Europa Editions

Aminatta Forna

Rivka Galchen

Wendy Gimbel and Doug Liebhafsky

Lynn Goldberg

Nan Graham

Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Hachette Book Group

Stacey Hadash and Terry McDonell

HarperCollins Publishers

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A.M. Homes

Ingram Content Group

International Creative Management Partners

Luke Janklow

Jessica Kaplan and Mark Fowler

Macmillan Publishers

Erroll McDonald

Celia and Henry McGee

Jay McInerney

Susan Moldow

Calvert D. and Cassie Jones Morgan

Shawn Morin

Kevin Morris

Sara Nelson

Joseph O’Neill

Penguin Random House

Publisher’s Group West

Roxana and Hamilton Robinson

Adam Schear

Simon & Schuster

Meredith and Eric Simonoff

Helen and John Simonson

Dana Spiotta

Michael Tolkin

Danielle and Andrew Truscott

Amanda Urban

Gregory Voynow

W.W. Norton & Company

Nina and Michael Zilkha

 

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.

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