Esther Willison will be reading & signing“Askew” Published in the Bellevue Literary Review collection of prize winning essays 2016.
The Bellevue Review is a publication of the NYU Department of Medicine. It exempli es a commitment to cultivating the humanistic side of medicine. Esther K. Willison’s “Askew,” the winner of the Felice Buckvar Prize for Non- ction, is a devastatingly beautiful essay about a daughter’s transformation from a vibrant child into a troubled adult who commits suicide.
Esther K. Willison lives in Schenectady and was one of the founders, and teachers, of an ungraded alternative public school. Her work has appeared in The Stories We Hold Secret, Small Town Gay and other journals. In 2010, she received second place in the Paci c Northwest Writer’s Association Annual Literary Contest. Currently she is on the Staff of the Open Door Bookstore.