Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Friends extended an invitation to join them at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize award ceremony—an event held to honor “the power of the written word to promote peace.”

Filled with kind supporters and patrons—it was a fine crowd when you’re struggling to look natural in a black tie.

For me, a most moving segment was the introduction by Karima Bennoune for the nonfiction award to Bryan Stevenson. Her thoughts were powerfully good, and his acceptance speech warranted a standing ovation—outlining a path to fix our criminal justice system.

An honor to be present.