A Conversation with the 2017
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Registration: 9:00 am / Program: 10:00 am
Ponitz Center — Bldg 12 (North End Auditorium)
West 4th Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Reservations required by Wednesday, Oct. 25.
RSVP to Linda Harrison via e-mail.
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Brooklyn - An Evening with
Monday, November 6
7:30 pm at the Neon Movies
130 E. 5th Street, Dayton
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$25 per ticket; only 133 available!
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2017 Award Winners
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The 2017 Winners
for The Veins of the Ocean
for What Have We Done
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation is pleased to announce the winners for the 2017 Dayton
Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction.
"War and political turmoil come about when leaders lose their sense of right and wrong, but they can, in turn, impair the moral compasses
of the individuals who, willingly or not, get caught up in such clashes," said Sharon Rab, founder and co-chair of the Dayton Literary
Peace Prize Foundation. "Starting from two very different perspectives, Patricia Engel and David Wood remind us that to break the cycle
of conflict on the global level, we must support and promote the healing process on a personal level."
Click the photos above to learn more about the winning authors and their books. Click on the book jacket images on the left to learn more
about the runners-up for these prizes.
==> Read the full press release.
Fly with the Doves Book Circle
Help spread peace through the written word by joining DLPP’s new Fly with the Doves Book Circle Membership Program.
By joining and supporting this program you will help DLPP share the winning and nominated books with schools and universities so
educators can incorporate them into their curricula and into their libraries. The first recipient of books funded by membership
contributions will be the National Library at Sarajevo’s City Hall in Bosnia.
For every $25 you contribute when you join, a book will be donated — plus, as a member you will be listed as one of our
Doves in the virtual “Fly with the Doves Book Circle” on the DLPP website (coming soon) and in the event program.
Notable Articles, Videos, and Events
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DLPP 2016 Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen Recognized as MacArthur Fellow
Viet Thanh Nguyen, the 2016 winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize
for Fiction for his debut novel The Sympathizer has been named one of 2017 MacArthur Foundation
Fellows. The Foundation awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary
originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.
DLPP Recognized as a "Contest with Vision"
While many literary contests honor work for its innovative or formal qualities, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize was
one of five organizations recognized in the May/June 2017 issue of Poets & Writers magazine for sponsoring prizes for
literature that engages with social and political issues, helping to promote a more just and equitable world.
Read article excerpt.
Bridge to Understanding - Tulane University
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Tulane University and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize presented "Bridge to
Understanding - a Discussion on Systemic Racism in America." The event was held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
in the Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center and was free and open to the public. The discussion
featured DLPP co-founder Sharon Rab, prize recipients Margaret Wrinkle, Wilbert Rideau, and Gilbert King and
it was moderated by Bernice McFadden of Tulane. See
slideshow from the event.
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