Friday, December 11, 2009

Awards & Announcements

I'd originally intended to post about web resources for writers. But The Writer's Center is pleased to announce some really terrific related news, so I'm going to hold off on that for another day.

Three items:

First, the songwriting duo of Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer--who lead a songwriting workshop here at The Writer's Center--have been nominated for yet another Grammy Award (they've already won two), this time for Best Musical Album for Children for their album "Banjo to Beatbox." Congrats to them.

Member Dylan Landis, who recently read at The Writer's Center as part of Story/Stereo #3 with Brian Gilmore and Zomes, has been awarded a literature fellowship from the NEA. Which is awesome news. The complete list of winners is here.

And finally, Charles Jensen, The Writer's Center's director, has been named to the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leader Council. This is a prestigious council that serves as a kind of national "steering committee" for Americans for the Arts.

Really great news from The Writer's Center community. Congratulations to all!

1 comment:

Keri said...

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