The 2017 National Book Awards

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in… Continue Reading The 2017 National Book Awards

The Christy Awards

The Christy Award™ is a program of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) and is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction since 1999. It is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel, Christy, which has sold over 10 million copies since its publication in 1967.  These awards were established to acknowledge the value and impact… Continue Reading The Christy Awards

The Elsenpeter Marionettes present Tom Sawyer

A marionette is a puppet that is moved by pulling wires or strings.  It is a small-scale, usually wooden, figure with jointed limbs.  Marionettes are operated with the puppeteer hidden or revealed to an audience by using a vertical or horizontal control bar in different forms of theatres or entertainment venues. They have also been used in films and… Continue Reading The Elsenpeter Marionettes present Tom Sawyer

Man Booker Prize 2017

The Man Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over four decades. Each year, the prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in… Continue Reading Man Booker Prize 2017