Thanks to you, our readers, writers, and believers, Narrative Night 2022 was a grand success! Friends and supporters helped Narrative raise funds for another year of publishing great stories, poems, and more—and for discovering a new generation of talent. Along the way, there was laughter and inspiration and the warmth of community.

Our High School Contest winners proved, in the words of guest judge and Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Jericho Brown, that the “spirit of poetry is still alive.” This year’s Narrative Prize winners, Morgan Talty and Tryphena Yeboah, pulled the curtain back to reveal the ways in which support from publishers and readers sustains a writer, and longtime Narrativo Ocean Vuong carried the evening home with his special brand of magic, remembering his own Narrative story from the start of his career: “Early faith . . . allows you to do everything else.”

If you didn’t get a chance to donate, it’s not too late.

Your generosity makes the work that we do possible. We look forward to celebrating Narrative’s twentieth anniversary with you next year. Meantime, here’s to new stories, poems, and interviews coming to your in-box!


Thanks to our generous Narrative Night hosts and sponsors:

Host Committee
Vivian Carmichael, Nicole Dewey, Katie Dickson, Justin Douglas,
Carol Edgarian, John Furse, Tom Jenks, Larry Kubal, Jane Lancellotti,
Julie Lythcott-Haims, Diane Compagno Miller, Bridget Quinn

Literary Legends
Anonymous, Katie & Tom Dickson, Carol Edgarian,
Marsha & John Kleinheinz, Susanne Nitter & John Furse, Tom Jenks,
Julie Weary, Thebetterway Foundation

Poet Laureates
Anonymous, Emily Besh, Nicole Dewey, Carole Garcia, Helen Lin-Murphy,
Leyla & David Scott, Liz & Jack Weingart

Warren Frazier, Luke Magnotto, Diane Compagno Miller, David Conway,
Angie & Dana Stalder, Angela DuRoss & John Taylor, Jeffry Weisman & Andrew Fisher

Toby Brookes, Priscilla & Phillip Dibble, Winn Ellis & David Mahoney, Bruce Fiedorek,
Christine Figueroa, Dan Gerber, Art Hanlon, Joyce Hanna,
Jane Lancellotti & Clyde Phillips, Julie Lythcott-Haims,
Alison Overseth & Ken DeRegt, Amy & Harry Schoening,
Kate Small, Tricia Stone & Chip Koch, Kavita Tankha & Raj Bahri,
Wendy Willmott, Amie Wolf

Looking for the writers featured in Narrative Night?

The Tradition,” a poem by Jericho Brown

A Word, Please,” a weekly wording adventure with Carol Edgarian

Buzzcut,” a poem by Andrew Kang

Drills,” a poem by Bella Koschalk

My Neighbors Make a Ghost,” a poem by Stella Lei

The Gambler,” a story by Morgan Talty

No One Knows the Way to Heaven,” a poem by Ocean Vuong

If the Body Makes a Sound,” a story by Tryphena Yeboah

Learn more about how we’re supporting teachers and students through the Narrative in the Schools Program.