Moni Basu Receives 2021 FMA Charlie Award for a Story on the Psychic Capitol of the World
Moni Basu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction, has received a 2021 Charlie Award from the Florida Magazine Association for “In Search of Spirits in Cassadaga: A Writer Unlocks the Truths of this Mystical Community, Its Energy Healers and the Supernatural.”
The story, published in Flamingo magazine on Oct. 18, 2020, is about a central Florida community known as the psychic capitol of the world and the home to spiritualism followers since 1984. Her work was selected in the Best Writing Feature – Consumer: Circulation 20K and Under category.
The Charlie Awards, named in honor of Charles G. “Charlie” Wellborn Jr., a 1958 graduate and later a professor at UFCJC, recognizes the best work from Florida magazine publishers, writers, editors, artists, photographers, printers and marketers.
The award was presented at the 2021 Florida Media Conference on July 16 in Sarasota, Florida.