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2018 Center for FIction Awards

2019 Annual Awards and Benefit Dinner: Tables and Tickets

Our 2019 Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday, December 10th at The Cunard Building, 25 Cipriani Broadway. We will present the inaugural Center for Fiction On Screen Award, the Maxwell E. Perkins Awards, and the First Novel Prize.

Literary agent Lynn Nesbit, co-founder of Janklow & Nesbit Associates, is the recipient of its 2019 Maxwell E. Perkins Award, to be presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Andrew Sean Greer.

Author Margaret Atwood; Craig Erwich, Hulu’s Senior Vice President of Originals; and Bruce Miller, creator and showrunner of “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu, will receive the Center’s inaugural On Screen Award, which honors the groundbreaking creation of original series that mirror the complexity and vision of great novels.

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Sponsorship Levels

  • Luminaries

    • $50,000 / Table of 10
    • Recognition as Center for Fiction Luminary 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 inside front cover of event program
    • Lead acknowledgement on signage at event
    • Acknowledgement from the podium
    • Public relations/photo opportunities

    All but $2,150 per table is tax-deductible.

  • Authors

    • $25,000 / Table of 10
    • Recognition as Center for Fiction Author 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
    • Acknowledgement from the podium
    • Public relations/photo opportunities

    All but $2,150 per table is tax-deductible.

  • Leaders

    • $15,000 / Table of 10
    • Recognition as Center for Fiction Leader with logo/name prominently placed on all printed materials
    • A prominently placed table with seating for 10 OR 9 guests and 1 prominent author
    • Complimentary full page ad in event program
    • Acknowledgement on signage at event
    • Acknowledgement from the podium
    • Public relations/photo opportunities

    All but $2,150 per table is tax-deductible.

  • Benefactors

    • $10,000 / Table of 10
    • Recognition as Center for Fiction Benefactor on printed materials relating to the event
    • A table with seating for 10 guests
    • Complimentary half page ad in event program
    • Acknowledgement on signage at event
    • Acknowledgment from the podium

    All but $2,150 per table is tax-deductible.

  • First Novel Advocates

    • $2,500 / Pair of Tickets
    • Seating at a table with a prominent author
    • Recognition as a First Novel Advocate in all printed materials
    • Two (2) tickets to the dinner

    All but $215 per ticket is tax-deductible.

  • Friends

    • $1,000 / Per Ticket
    • Recognition as a Friend in all printed materials;
    • One (1) ticket to the dinner.

    All but $215 per ticket is tax-deductible.

Donate to the Center

If you’re unable to attend, but would like recognition in the program, we encourage you to make a fully tax-deductible donation.