About NYS Littree
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avoid date conflicts for these functions that are so important in the lives of organizations.
ABOUT THE NYS(CA) LIT(ERARY) MAP:
Kathleen Masterson, Director of the Literature Program, initiated the project and oversaw its funding and direction. Connie Lovatt began the process of collecting and consolidating information from librarians, literary organizations, and writers, and contracted with the artists and designers. Bertha Rogers, Founding Executive Director of Bright Hill Press, served as Program Director, working with scholars and researchers and supervising all personnel. Bright Hill Press personnel maintained the continually developing Map. Brook Meinhardt was the artist, painting both State and City maps and portraits of selected, representative writers. Jean Lee of Ed Lee Associates created the Internet and print map design.
Many others were instrumental in bringing this project to life. Among them were NYSCA Literature Advisory Panel Members: writer and editor Malaika Adero; poet and Director of Poets House, Lee Ellen Briccetti; writer, editor (Greenfield Review Press),and educator Joseph Bruchac; writer Fay Chiang; poet and educator Eric Gansworth; poet and Founding Director of the Bowery Poetry Club, Bob Holman; Coordinator, Poetry in the Branches for Poets House, Marsha Howard; writer, educator, and editor Maurice Kenny; writer William Kramer; poet and editor (Home Planet News) Donald Lev; editor Martin Mitchell; writer and Director of the Writers Studio, Frazier Russell; NYSCA Program Associate Christine Leahy; NYSCA intern Gretchen Kail; Bright Hill Press intern/researchers Jesse Hilson, Christopher Roberts,and Jessica Fee; project researchers Ed Baluyut and Steve Pilgrim; and Bright Hill Press LitTree Program Associate Lawrence Shaw. Other advisors were NYS Historical Association Director of the Research Library Wayne Wright; State Education Department of SUNY Albany Government Records Services provider Warren F. Broderick; Hofstra University’s Long Island Studies Institute Director Natalie A. Naylor; Adirondack Museum Marketing Assistant Lori Sullivan; Schoharie County Historical Association Librarian/Archivist Christine M. Palmatier; and writer and editor of An Anthology of American Poetry, Thomas Travisano.