Recent Alumnus Wins Newburgh Literary Festival Award
Safe Harbors of the Hudson is proud to announce Steven Baltsas as the recipient of the inaugural Newburgh Literary Festival Student Writing Award for his piece, The Tower, which appeared in the 2019 edition of Colonnade, the Newburgh Free Academy’s literary arts magazine. The award, sponsored by Hudson Valley Cancer Genetics, includes a spot in a six-week memoir writing workshop with best-selling author, Danielle Trussoni.
Steven Baltsas is a 2019 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy with high honors. Mr. Baltsas will be attending SUNY New Paltz in the Fall and plans to major in English with a minor in History. He is a 2018 recipient of the National Scholastic Art and Writing Award silver medal in recognition of his personal essay An Agora of Memory. Most recently, Steven contributed to the writing of The Newburgh Project, which made its debut at Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz during the Newburgh Illuminated Festival this past June.
(Left to right: Safe Harbors of the Hudson Executive Director, Lisa Silverstone, Author Danielle Trussoni, NFA Honor Student, Steven Baltsas and Safe Harbors of the Hudson Board Members Dr. Hannah Brooks and Virginia McCurdy.) Safe Harbors of the Hudson.
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