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Coverage of the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards annual celebration included:

Read the press release about the 2020 prizewinners and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration here. 

Find out more about the 2020 awards celebration here, including links to the video, photographs, and prizewinning works. 

Congratulations to Paloma Sierra, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards prizewinner, who was recently named the Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County, recognizing her "growing history of published work and vision for civic engagement through poetry."

Congratulations to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards prizewinner Isabel Yoon for winning the Dr. J. Paul Fugassi and Linda E. Monteverde Award. The award recognizes the Mellon College of Science’s graduating female senior with the greatest academic achievement and professional promise. Read more about Isabel's accomplishments here

Spotlight

2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Prizewinners Featured on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live

Serena Gillian, Eliyah Roberts, and Paloma Sierra with the Awards' Founder/Director Jim Daniels read and discuss their prizewinning works on January 15, 2020.

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Prizewinners highlighted at William Moorehead Federal Building Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Patricia Oleska, chair, FEB's diversity and inclusion committee; Mara Cregan, Pittsburgh CAPA; prizewinners Joss Green, Shelley Demus, and Bryanna Luster; Beth Lehman, vice-chair, FEB's diversity and inclusion committee; and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards founder/director Jim Daniels.

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