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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.”

Moni Basu

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.

Basu’s story also received a 2021 Wilbur Award from the Religious Communicators Council (RCC).

The award was presented at the 2021 Florida Media Conference on July 16 in Sarasota, Florida.

Posted: July 19, 2021
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