PRATT INSTITUTE TO HOST THE NORMAN MAILER CENTER’S ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT ON ITS BROOKLYN CAMPUS ON DECEMBER 10
Author Salman Rushdie to Receive Mailer Center’s Annual Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Prize and to Deliver Remarks at Public Award Ceremony
November 9, 2015, Brooklyn, N.Y. – Pratt Institute and The Norman Mailer Center are pleased to announce that renowned author Salman Rushdie will receive the Mailer Center’s Annual Lifetime Achievement Prize presented by artist Laurie Anderson on December 10 in Memorial Hall on Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus. The event is free and open to the public; doors open at 6 p.m. and the Awards Ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.
The evening also will include readings by winners of The Annual Norman Mailer High School, Two-Year College, Four-Year College, College Poetry, and Teacher Writing Awards, which were selected in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The NCTE includes 30,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.
Seating to the award ceremony is on a first-come, first-served basis and RSVP is required.
About Pratt Institute:
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.
About the Norman Mailer Center: The Norman Mailer Center is dedicated to nurturing generations of future writers in honor of Mailer’s contributions to culture and letters. By providing monetary, educational, and professional support, the center encourages writers to develop the passion, skill, and commitment to their craft that Mailer exhibited during his six-decade writing career. The Center encourages, assists and celebrates emerging writers who challenge conventional and comfortable views of reality, supporting writers who are endlessly curious, mentally nimble and committed to enriching the consciousness of their readers through the excellence of their work.