HVWG Short Fiction Contest Winners Reading
On Saturday, February 20th from 1-2:30 p.m. you’ll hear stories by Frank Robinson, Ben Murphy, and Tina deBellegarde, winners of the 2020 Hudson Valley Writers Guild Short Fiction Contest.
This special reading will take place via ZOOM on Saturday, February 13, 2021, 1-2:30 PM
About the readers:
Frank S. Robinson won 2 nd place with his story, The Statue. Frank is a graduate of NYU Law School and was an administrative law judge (1977-97) at the New York Public Service Commission. He is the author of eight books including Albany’s O’Connell Machine (1973), Children of the Dragon (a novel), and The Case for Rational Optimism (2009). Robinson is a professional coin dealer; married to the poet Therese Broderick; and was the first man to walk on the moon.
Our first- place winner is Ben Murphy. He has been writing since early college. Ben has resided in Albany, New York for the past ten years. Ben writes about marginalized people and places because of his personal experience as a recovering alcoholic and former psychiatric patient.
Tina deBellegarde’s debut novel, Winter Witness, the first book in her mystery series, was published in 2020. Tina’s short fiction appears in several anthologies. Her story, “Tokyo Stranger” will appear alongside award-winning mystery writers in the Mystery Writers of America anthology When a Stranger Comes to Town.