Recent Grants

Literature FY 2018 Grants Panelists

Art Works - Panel A
August 2, 2017

Lana Barkawi
Executive and Artistic Director
Mizna
Minneapolis, MN

Geoffrey Brock
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Arkansas International
Professor, Department of English
Program in Creative Writing & Translation
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Jamillah Gabriel
Black Cultural Center Librarian, University Libraries
Purdue University
Lafayette, IN

Pat Matsueda
Managing Editor
Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing
Honolulu, HI

Matt O'Keefe
Senior Associate Editor
Cincinnati Review
Cincinnati, OH

Matt Weiland
Vice President & Senior Editor
W. W. Norton & Company
Brooklyn, NY

Art Works - Panel B
August 3, 2017

Maria Melendez Kelson
Faculty, Department of English/Communication
Pueblo Community College
Pueblo, CO

Joyelle McSweeney
Editor and Publisher
Action Books
Professor, Department of English
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN

Melissa Nyman
Content Development Officer
American Red Cross National Headquarters
Fairfax, VA

Steph Opitz
Books Reviewer
Marie Claire
Literary Events Curator
Minneapolis, MN

Johnny Temple
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Akashic Books
Brooklyn, NY

Frank X. Walker
Founding Editor
PLUCK! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture
Professor, Department of English
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Literature Fellowships: Prose Panel
September 14, 2017

Jeffery R. Allen
Writer, Professor
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Writer, Professor
University of California, Irvine
Los Angeles, CA

Karen K. Christensen (Layperson)
Retired Arts Administrator, Retired Lawyer
Tucson, AZ

Ana Menendez
Writer
Miami Beach, FL

William Roorbach
Writer
Farmington, ME

Literature Fellowships – Translation Projects Panel A
May 17, 2017

Katrina Dodson
Translator, Writer, and Professor
New Directions Publishing, Mills College, Bard College
San Francisco, CA

Mark Haber (Layperson)
Operations Manager
Brazos Bookstore
Houston, TX

Josef Horáček
Translator, Professor
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Elisabeth Jaquette
Translator
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, American Literary Translator Association
Philadelphia, PA

Michael Leong
Translator, Professor
University at Albany, SUNY
Albany, NY

Frank Stewart
Translator, Editor, Professor
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, H

Literature Fellowships – Translation Projects Panel B
May 18, 2017

Enriqueta Carrington
Translator
Rutgers University
Highland Park, NJ

Paul Carlson (Layperson)
Retired
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Malena Mörling
Translator, Editor, Professor
University of North Carolina, Black Mountain Institute
Las Vegas, NV

Gabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz
Translator, Editor, Professor
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX

Shabnam Nadiya
Translator, Editor
Albany, CA

Daniel Simon
Translator, Assistant Director, Editor-in-Chief
World Literature Today magazine, University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

Art Works II - Panel A
Dec 05, 2017

Catalina Gomez (Layperson)
Reference Librarian, Hispanic Reading Room
Library of Congress
Washington, DC

Mimi Lok
Executive Director and Executive Editor
Voice of Witness, A Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation
San Francisco, CA

David Potorti
Literature and Theater Director
North Carolina Arts Council
Cary, NC

Amy Rosenbluth
Executive Director
Lake Erie Ink: a writing space for youth
Cleveland Heights, OH

Betsy Teter
Acquisitions Editor and Development Director
Hub City Writers Project
Spartanburg, SC

Michael Ursell
Development Associate and Special Events Coordinator
Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Art Works II - Panel B
Dec 06, 2017

Phillip Scott Cunningham
Founder/Director
O, Miami
University of Wynwood, Inc.
Miami, FL

Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis
Curator
Asian Pacific American Center
Smithsonian Institution
University Park, MD

Rich Fahle
Executive Producer
PBS Book View Now
Chelsea, MI

John Lamb (Layperson)
Assoc. Professor, Public Services Librarian
Egan Library
University of Alaska Southeast (Juneau)
Juneau, AK

Natashia Deón
Executive Director
Dirty Laundry Lit
Valencia, CA

Nic Sealey
Executive Director
Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY