Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

  • Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    Elizabeth Kolbert Named 2019 Recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square Elizabeth Kolbert, best-selling author and staff writer for The New Yorker, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. Awarded annually since 2013, the prize honors a storyteller whose work has significantly influenced the public dialogue. Kolbert’s most recent book, “The Sixth Extinction,” a masterpiece of … Read More

  • Elizabeth Kolbert 2019 Pell Center Prize Winner

    Elizabeth Kolbert Named 2019 Recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Elizabeth Kolbert, best-selling author and staff writer for The New Yorker, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. Awarded annually since 2013, the prize honors a storyteller whose work has significantly influenced the public dialogue. Kolbert’s most recent book, “The Sixth Extinction,” a masterpiece of environmental writing, received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015 and … Read More

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    Spring 2019 Event Series Announced

    Today the Pell Center announced the Spring 2019 event series. Tickets to Pell Center events are free and will be available about two weeks prior to the event date. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, and call 401-341-2927 email [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for our email list and stay informed about … Read More

  • Dan Barry on Story in the Public Square

    The Power of Prose with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dan Barry

    Air Dates: May 5-7, 2018 Every year, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University honors one individual who makes the world better with their storytelling, who shines a light into the dark places of the human experience, and who helps us all better understand the world around us and our place in it.  In 2018, we are honoring Dan Barry of the New York Times, and we talk to him … Read More

  • Dan Barry receives 2018 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    Dan Barry receives 2018 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    The buzz of excitement, and joy of reconnecting with old friends emanated through the ballroom at the Pell Center. Family, friends and former colleagues gathered to honor the creative storytelling of a lifetime. On April 23, Dan Barry, a New York Times senior writer, author of four books, Pulitzer winner, and two-time Pulitzer finalist, received the 2018 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. The prize honors a … Read More

  • Dan Barry Accepts 2018 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    Dan Barry Acceptance Remarks for 2018 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    Thank you, Wayne. Thank you, Jim. Just know that it is now officially too late for you and the Pell Center to change your mind. Mary, start the car. What an honor it is to be receiving this award. It means so much because The Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square is not about investigative reporting, or deadline reporting, or opinion writing. It centers on something less … Read More

  • Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    Dan Barry, a New York Times senior writer and the author of four books, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. The prize, awarded annually since 2013, honors a storyteller whose work has significantly influenced the public dialogue. Barry, a member of a Providence Journal team that won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and twice a Pulitzer finalist … Read More

  • Dan Barry, New York Times senior writer.

    Dan Barry to be awarded 2018 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    By: G. Wayne Miller Dan Barry, a New York Times senior writer and the author of four books, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. The prize, awarded annually since 2013, honors a storyteller whose work has significantly influenced the public dialogue. Barry, a member of a Providence Journal team that won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and … Read More

  • Daphe Matziaraki accepts Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    Daphne Matziaraki Accepts the 2017 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    Newport, R.I. – Standing in front of a sold-out audience on June 5, 2017, documentary filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki accepted the 2017 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. The prize, awarded annually since 2013, honors a storyteller whose work has significantly influenced the public dialogue. Matziaraki, whose short documentary “4.1 Miles” was nominated for an Academy Award, returned to her native Greece to capture footage of the refugee … Read More

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    2017 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    Filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki has been named the 2017 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square.