The Barnhill Prize honors Anne’s generous spirit of support for all who love to read and write; her lifelong empathy with those who mine their childhood experience to understand themselves now; the natural vulnerability in her compelling prose and poetry; and her boundless generosity in sharing her writing passions with the world.
Gifts to this campaign benefit writers of Creative Nonfiction (essays and memoir) by establishing an annual prize for excellence fulfilling our mission: To present the finest essays on the mysteries of childhood experience, the wonder of adult reflection, and how the two connect over a lifespan.
These funds support a $250 cash prize, as well as provide an honorarium for an outside essay judge. Click here to learn more and to make a gift: Barnhill Prize on Go Fund Me.
Founding Donors to the Barnhill Prize
Charlotte and Brian Sweeney
Betty Sims Damewood
Sandra Lee Zahrn
Carol Damewood Spann
Beth Duttera Newman
Bernie and Ken Brown
Suzanne Farrell Smith