Recent Grants

Literature: FY 2012 Grants Panelists

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry Panel A
May 18-19, 2011

Cyrus Cassells
Poet, Translator
Professor of English
Texas State University – San Marcos
Austin, TX

William Coyle
Poet, Translator
Staff Assistant to the English Department 
Salem State University
Somerville, MA

Cristina de la Torre 
Translator
Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Olga Grushin
Novelist, Short Story writer, Interpreter
Silver Spring, MD

Michael Henry Heim
Translator
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
and Comparative Literature
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Seetha Srinivasan (Layperson)
Director Emerita
University Press of Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Translation Projects in Prose and Poetry Panel B
May 20, 2011

Cyrus Cassells
Poet, Translator
Professor of English
Texas State University – San Marcos
Austin, TX

Cristina de la Torre 
Translator
Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Jason Grunebaum 
Translator, Short Story Writer
Senior Lecturer
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Seetha Srinivasan (Layperson)
Director Emerita
University Press of Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Wang Ping 
Translator, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet
Associate Professor of English
Macalaster College
St. Paul, MN

Art Works, Panel A1
August 3-4, 2011

Francisco Aragón
Editor, Poet
Director, Letras Latinas
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
Arlington, VA

Marc Fitten 
Novelist, Editor
Marietta, GA

Pam Jolley (Layperson) 
Arts Patron, Copyeditor
Director
Saratoga Charitable Foundation
Seattle, WA

Nicole Mary Kelby 
Novelist, Blogger 
St. Paul, MN

Lisa Page 
President
PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Visiting Professor
George Washington University
Takoma Park, MD

Ira Silverberg
Literary Agent
Sterling Lord Literistic
New York, NY

Art Work, Panel A2
August 4, 2011

Francisco Aragón
Editor, Poet
Director, Letras Latinas
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
Arlington, VA

Marc Fitten 
Novelist, Editor
Marietta, GA

Pam Jolley (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Copyeditor
Director
Saratoga Charitable Foundation
Seattle, WA

Nicole Mary Kelby 
Novelist, Blogger 
St. Paul, MN

Ira Silverberg 
Literary Agent
Sterling Lord Literistic
New York, NY

Art Works, Panel B1
August 5, 2011

Sandra Beasley 
Poet, Essayist
Faculty Member
Writer's Center
Washington, DC
Marc Fitten 
Novelist, Editor
Marietta, GA

Pam Jolley (Layperson) 
Arts Patron, Copyeditor
Director
Saratoga Charitable Foundation
Seattle, WA

Lisa Page 
President
PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Visiting Professor,
George Washington University
Takoma Park, MD

Michael Shay 
Fiction Writer, Essayist
Literature, Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Wyoming Arts Council
Cheyenne, WY

Cynthia Shearer 
Novelist, blogger
Writing Consultant
Texas Christian University 
Forth Worth, TX

Art Works, Panel B2
August 5, 2011

Marc Fitten 
Novelist, Editor
Marietta, GA

Pam Jolley (Layperson) 
Arts Patron, Copyeditor
Director
Saratoga Charitable Foundation
Seattle, WA

Lisa Page 
President
PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Visiting Professor,
George Washington University
Takoma Park, MD

Michael Shay 
Fiction Writer, Essayist
Literature, Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Wyoming Arts Council
Cheyenne, WY

Cynthia Shearer 
Novelist, Blogger
Writing Consultant
Texas Christian University 
Forth Worth, TX

Art Works, Panel B3
August 5, 2011

Pam Jolley (Layperson) 
Arts Patron, Copyeditor
Director
Saratoga Charitable Foundation
Seattle, WA

Lisa Page 
President
PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Visiting Professor,
George Washington University
Takoma Park, MD

Michael Shay 
Fiction Writer, Essayist
Literature, Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Wyoming Arts Council
Cheyenne, WY

Cynthia Shearer 
Novelist, Blogger
Writing Consultant
Texas Christian University 
Forth Worth, TX

Creative Writing Fellowships in Prose, Panel A
September 14-16, 2011

Betsy Burton (layperson) 
Bookseller
The King's English Bookshop
Salt Lake City, UT

Michael Dirda 
Critic, Essayist, Memoirist
Visiting Professor
University of Maryland
Silver Spring, MD

Debra Magpie Earling
Fiction Writer
Professor, Fiction and Native
American Studies
University of Montana
Missoula, MT

Barry Gifford 
Fiction Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist 
Berkeley, CA

Eric Goodman 
Novelist, Essayist
Director of Creative Writing 
Miami University
Oxford , OH

Carol Grossmeyer (Layperson)
CEO and Partner
800 CEO Read
Shorewood, WI

Frances Hwang 
Fiction Writer
Assistant Professor of English
St. Mary's College
South Bend, IN

Reginald McKnight
Fiction Writer
Hamilton Holmes Professor of English
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Ladette Randolph 
Fiction Writer 
Editor-in-Chief, Ploughshares
Distinguished-Publisher-in-Residence
Emerson College
Boston, MA

Roxana Robinson 
Fiction Writer, Journalist, Biographer,
Educator
New York, NY

Matt Ruff 
Fiction Writer
Seattle, WA

Luis Alberto Urrea 
Fiction Writer, Essayist, Poet
Professor of Creative Writing
University of Illinois-Chicago
Naperville, IL 

Creative Writing Fellowships in Prose, Panel B
September 16, 2011

Betsy Burton (Layperson) 
Bookseller
The King's English Bookshop
Salt Lake City, UT

Barry Gifford 
Fiction Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist 
Berkeley, CA

Eric Goodman 
Novelist, Essayist
Director of Creative Writing 
Miami University
Oxford , OH

Carol Grossmeyer (Layperson)
CEO and Partner
800 CEO Read
Shorewood, WI

Frances Hwang
Fiction Writer
Assistant Professor of English
St. Mary's College
South Bend, IN

Reginald McKnight
Fiction writer
Hamilton Holmes Professor of English
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Matt Ruff 
Fiction Writer
Seattle, WA

Art Works II, Panel A1 November 30-December 1, 2011

Richard Blanco
Poet, Nonfiction Writer
Bethel, ME

Jane Friedman (Innovator)
Media Professional, Writer
Assistant Professor, e-media
University of Cincinnati 
Cincinnati, OH

Christine Higashi
Program Manager, Washington Center for the Book
Seattle Public Library
Seattle, WA

Diem Jones
Spoken Word Artist, Arts Administrator
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation
Mountain View, CA

Terri Merz (Layperson)
Arts Patron 
Former Bookstore Owner
Washington, DC

Amy Swauger
Director
Teachers & Writers Collaborative 
New York, NY

Art Works II FY 2012, Panel A2 December 1, 2011

Richard Blanco
Poet, Nonfiction Writer
Bethel, ME

Christine Higashi
Program Manager, Washington Center for the Book
Seattle Public Library
Seattle, WA

Diem Jones
Spoken Word Artist, Arts Administrator
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation
Mountain View, CA

Terri Merz (Layperson)
Arts Patron 
Former Bookstore Owner
Washington, DC

Art Works II, Panel B December 2, 2011

Jane Friedman
Media Professional, Writer
Assistant Professor, e-media
University of Cincinnati 
Cincinnati, OH

Christine Higashi
Program Manager, Washington Center for the Book
Seattle Public Library
Seattle, WA

Diem Jones
Spoken Word Artist, Arts Administrator
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation
Mountain View, CA

Terri Merz (Layperson)
Arts Patron
Former Bookstore Owner
Washington, DC

Stewart Moss
Poet
Executive Director
The Writer's Center
Annapolis, MD

Banu Valladares
Poet, Actress
Arts in Education Director
North Carolina Arts Council
Chapel Hill, NC