Great Western Toasts 2019 Inductees to the NYS Writers Hall of Fame
Posted February 25 | 8:52 PM
Trish Belfatto of the NYS Writers Hall of Frame and Patrick Doyle of Pleasant Valley Wine Company
Noted writers Jennifer Egan, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Larry Kramer, and James Patterson are among the seven members of the 2019 Class of Inductees for the NYS Writers Hall of Fame.
Three deceased writers: William Cullen Bryant, Richard Peck, and Ntozake Shange will also be inducted.
Great Western Champagne is honored to sponsor the NYS Writers Hall of Fame and its induction on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Princeton Club of New York.
Rocco Staino, Director of the Empire State Center for the Book, made the announcement on the Center’s Facebook Page. The Center for the Book oversees the Hall of Fame.
“This year is the tenth anniversary of the New York State Writers Hall of Fame” said Mr Staino. “Our anniversary class shows the diversity in literary heritage of New York State.”
The 2019 Class of NYS Writers Hall of Fame:
William Cullen Bryant – romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
Jennifer Egan – Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer.
Doris Kearns Goodwin – Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian.
Larry Kramer – Playwright, author and public health advocate.
James Patterson – Author and reading advocate.
Richard Peck – Newbery Award winning author of novels for young people.
Ntozake Shange – Black feminist, playwright and poet.
The Empire State Center for the Book is the New York State affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and is housed at the New York Library Association.