The 2014 Friends of Writers Gala

The 2014 Friends of Writers Gala
  • A brilliant view from the Manhattan Penthouse, site of the Friends of Writers Spring Gala on April 28th.
  • Holden Scholars Reginald Dwayne Betts (2010) and Chloe Martinez (2009)
  • Members of the Gala Steering Committee, Maeve Kinkead (2008), Co-Chair Mary Jo Thompson (2009), and Maudelle Driskell (2008) with books by Holden Scholars
  • Gala Co-Chair Abigail Wender (2008) with guest Helen Hovdesven and faculty member Martha Rhodes, publisher of Four Way Books
  • Faculty member Daniel Tobin, with alumna Gail Peck (1987) and her husband, James Peck
  • Friends of Writers board member Rolf Yngve (2010) with alumni Nathan McClain (2013) and Carrie Mar (2013)
  • Amanda Manning, faculty members Maurice Manning and Eleanor Wilner, Robert Weinberg, and current student Laura Swearingen-Steadwell
  • David Roth, Obie winning actress Ellen Parker, poet and writer Daniel Wolff, and Martha Roth
  • Penguin Group editor Megan Newman and actress Sonja Sohn with Reginald Dwayne Betts (2010)
  • Jeremy Bass (2010), Annie McCain Engman, W. W. Norton publisher Drake McFeeley, poet Kimiko Hahn, and Norton editor Jill Bialosky
  • Shakespearean actor and Yale School of Drama professor Peter Francis James
  • Kelsey Lauritano, Mezzo Soprano
  • Faculty member Monica Youn, MFA Director Debra Allbery, and faculty member Megan Staffel
  • Do I hear $1000? Master auctioneer C. Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President of Sotheby’s
  • Writers who dance


Above: Photos from the 2014 Gala in NYC

Click below to see photos of past galas


2013 Spring Gala Photos  2013 Spring Gala Video

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