Bradley Wester

FINALIST! for 47th NEW MILLENNIUM WRITING AWARD FOR NONFICTION — July 2019

(photo credit: Tamara Staples)

SHINY OBJECT by Bradley Wester is a FINALIST for the 2019 New Millennium Writing Awards in NONFICTION, Writing Contest XLVII. (Click HERE for winner and other finalists.)

SHINY OBJECT is a story of first love, heartbreak, and the 1973 Upstairs Lounge arson in New Orleans, my hometown. It was the deadliest attack on homosexuals in U.S. history (until the more recent Orlando PULSE massacre) and it took place on Bradley’s 18th birthday. SHINY OBJECT is a stand-alone chapter in Growing Up Under Water, Bradley’s first nonfiction book soon to be completed.

This is the second year in a row Bradley’s work has been a finalist at New Millennium. (See below.)