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Congratulations to the winners of the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize                                                                          

Marci Vogel wins the inaugural Miami Book Fair/de Groot prize for her novella, Death & Other Holidays. The two runners-up are Nicki Tulk and Branden Boyer-White.                                                                                                                  Vogel receives a $6,000 cash award, her novella will be published by prominent independent publisher Melville House and she will read at the 2018 Miami Book Fair. Death & Other Holidays was chosen the winner by MBF/de Groot Prize judge Jim Shepard, author of numerous story collections and novels, who said, “I found it wryly appealing and quietly moving, in its own minimalist way, as well as deftly constructed.”  Read more…

International Fine Art Photography Competition Winners Announced!

Marco Bartolini - Koranic SchoolCongratulations to the International Fine Art Photography Winners! Beautiful exhibit at the Carousel du Louvre. To see the gallery

Photo: Marco Bartolini – Koranic School


Each year the students in the Documentary Program at Columbia Journalism School produce a weekend of documentary film. Doc Fest 17 showcased seven films created by emerging filmmakers from around the globe. Their films explored issues of immigration, deportation, homelessness among female war veterans, wage theft and worker abuse, literacy, family impact of incarceration, transgender struggles and PTSD to the world of black classical ballet dancers, competitive yoga, an inside look at a political campaign and more.  Stay tuned for the Doc Fest “17. In the meantime, Watch the DOC FEST ’17 trailer.