Join us for the 2022 BLR Benefit (online)

Bellevue Literary Review is celebrating the Power of the Pen on December 6, 2022, Join us for this virtual benefit as we explore how writing can transform healing.
This year’s benefit will feature Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Lilliam Rivera, whose writing careers have soared since their BLR publications. We will also welcome Marie Myung-Ok Lee and Edgar Gomez, judges for the upcoming BLR Literary Prizes. All four authors will share their newest books with us.
Don’t miss conversations with Edward Hirsch and Mark Vonnegut, plus a studio visit with Lauriston Avery, whose art graces the cover of BLR’s most recent issue. BLR’s benefit will feature doctors, nurses and writers who use their pen to grapple with healing for their patients and for themselves–Louise Aronson, Theresa Brown, and Ofole Mgbako, plus artist Michael Natter.  
These past few years have brought human vulnerability to the forefront of our collective conscience and a recognition that the human spirit needs as much tending as the human body. For more than twenty years, BLR has been uniquely positioned at the nexus of healthcare and the arts—publishing fiction, poetry, and nonfiction about health, illness, and healing.  
Join BLR editors and co-hosts Danielle Ofri  and Saleem Hue Penny for this virtual benefit on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm  EST. We invite you to be a sponsor for the BLR Benefit to support Bellevue Literary Review as we champion the poets and writers who transform healing.


Patrons  ($5000)

Bettina Klein
The Oliver Sacks Foundation
Robert Warshaw
Weill Consulting Group Foundation

Muses  ($2500)

Anyika Jordan
Lesmah Fraser
Lin Lombardi
Marit Vagstad
Michael Myers
Perri Klass

Partners  ($1000+)

Ashley McMullen
Danielle Ofri
Myrna Blyth

Advocates  ($500)

Frank Clark
Lisa Messinger
Ruth Oratz
Gerard Kirwan

Friends  (up to $250)

Ann Russell
Ann Sacher
Anna Leahy
Anthony Greico
Arlene Kossoff
Betsy Werthan
Christine Goeschel
David Ferris
Diane Birnbaumer
Dina Goren
Edward Ha
Eliza Chin
Gene Morris
Iris Cohen
Janet Akman
Jennifer Pien
Jerome Lowenstein
Jill Kasner
Lauralee Leonard
Lisa Dabrow
Lisa Marinelli
Madhusree Singh
Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Margot Wizansky
Meredith Greene Megaw
Molly Harish
Patti Heaps
Randi Hoffman
Rita Charon
Rosina Keren
Sig-Linda Jacobson
Susan Carlson
Terri Wolf
Theresa Brown
Tracy Ullman
Toni McLaurin




“No human thing is more universal than illness, in all its permutations, and no literary publication holds more credibility on the subject than BLR.