Byron Edgington, 2011/2012 winner of the Bailey Prize for non-fiction, will read from his award-winning essay titled “Lift Off” which has been published in the 2012 Chrysalis Reader titled It’s a Deal! Edgington’s essay is about the author’s move from Hawaii to care for his dying father.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Long’s Bookstore/Barnes & Noble located at 1598 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201; phone 614.247.2000.
A radio interview with Byron Edgington will be broadcast on Monday, March 5 at 7 PM on WCRS radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM. The interview will also air on Wednesday, March 7 at 8 PM on WCBE radion, central Ohio’s NPR station 90.5 FM.
The Swedenborg Foundation Press celebrates THE CHRYSALIS READER’s more than twenty-five years of publishing established and emerging writers by offering the Bailey Prize, an annual publishing prize for prose and poetry.
The Bailey Prize is open to nominations by instructors of undergraduate and graduate students in the arts and sciences for nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.
2011/2012 Bailey Prize Winners:
Prose: Byron Edgington, “Lift Off”
Poetry: Chloé Joseph, “Backless Dress”
Byron Edginton is a nontraditional student, back at The Ohio State University after thirty-eight years, to finish a degree in English. His Bailey Prize winning essay “Lift Oft” was nominated by Professor Maura Heaphy, who teaches English and writing at The Ohio State University. “Lift Off” is based on the author’s experience of caring for his dying father, the understanding that parents need their children’s permission to discontinue medical intervention, just as children need their parents’ permission to let them go.
Chloe Joseph is an undergraduate pursuing a degree in English with a concentration in creative writing at Longwood University. She currently interns for the creative writing program at Longwood and plans to graduate in May 2012. Chloe thanks Dr. Craig Challender for presenting her with the chance to have her work entered for the Baily Prize in poetry.