Literary Arts: FY 2024 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel A
November 20, 2023

LeJuane (El'Ja) Bowens
Poetry-N-Motion, LLC
Fayetteville, NC

Shari Curtis (Layperson)
Adult Services Librarian
Butte-Silver Bow Public Library
Butte, MT

Daryl Farmer
Professor of English
University of Alaska at Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK

Jamie Lyn Smith
Development and Literary Program Manager
Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County
Butler, OH

Brandi M. Spaethe 
Marketing Project Manager,
Lecturer, English Department 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel B
November 20, 2023

Hannah Arata
Communications Specialist
Public Programs Office
American Library Association
Chicago, IL

Téa Franco
Communications Manager
Indiana Arts Commission
Indianapolis, IN

Sheree L. Greer
Executive Director, Kitchen Table Literary Arts
Founding Member, Rubber Bands art collective
Auburndale, FL

Troy Juliar (Layperson)
Chief Content Officer
RBmedia, Inc.
Townson, MD

David Taylor
Writer-Producer, David Taylor Communications, LLC
Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel C
November 21, 2023

Scott Dodson (Layperson)
Executive Director
Library of Virginia Foundation
Richmond, VA

Lilly Gonzalez
Executive Director
San Antonio Book Festival
San Antonio, TX

Erik Hoel
The Intrinsic Perspective Substack
Mashpee, MA

Kathy Jarombek (Layperson)
Children's Librarian
Ferguson Library
Riverside, CT

Michael Kleber-Diggs
St. Paul, MN

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A
August 1, 2023

Eliza Borné (Layperson)
Director of Development
Central Arkansas Library System - City of Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock, AR

Aileen Cassinetto
Founder, Paloma Press
Project Lead, County of San Mateo Office of Arts and Culture
San Mateo, CA

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc
Executive Director
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
Portland, ME

Emmitt Stevenson
Director, Artist Engagement
South Arts
Decatur, GA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B
August 2, 2023

Nate Bauer (Layperson)
Associate Director & Acquisitions Editor
University Press of Colorado
Fairbanks, AK

Leigh Anne Couch
Freelance Editor
Sewanee, TN

Allison Means (Layperson)
Assistant Director/Marketing Director
University of Iowa Press
Lone Tree, IA

Khadijah Queen
Associate Professor
Virginia Tech
Christiansburg, VA

Dariel Suarez
Artistic Director
Grub Street, Inc.
Southborough, MA

Literature Fellowships: Prose Panel
September 13, 2023

Tara Ison
Professor of English
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Frances de Pontes Peebles
Chicago, IL

Peng Shepherd
Brooklyn, NY

Stanley Taylor (Layperson)
Retired Letter Carrier
United States Postal Service
New Orleans, LA

Jerald Walker
Professor of Creative Writing
Emerson College
Hingham, MA

Translation Projects Panel A
August 9, 2023

Patricia Felisa Barbeito
Literary Arts and Studies
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI

Tyrell Caroline Haberkorn
Professor of Southeast Asian Studies
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Tomas Q. Morin
Associate Professor
Department of English
Rice University
Cypress, TX

Simon Andrew Shieh
Editor in Chief and Co-Director
Spittoon Literary Magazine
Washington, DC

Justin Walls (Layperson)
Bookstore Partnerships Coordinator
Beaverton, OR

Translation Projects Panel B
August 10, 2023

Marci H. Cancio-Bello
Writer and Translator
Program Coordinator
Miami Book Fair
Coral Gables, FL

Johannes K. Goransson
Action Books
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN

Aaron Caleb Robertson
Writer and Translator
Spiegel & Grau
Brooklyn, NY

Justin Walls (Layperson)
Bookstore Partnerships Coordinator
Beaverton, OR

Magdalena Joanna Zebracka
Web Content Manager
Office of Marketing and Communications
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, MN