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Literary Artist Fellowship

On a three year rotation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) cosponsors with Playwrights Theatre, a series of readings by the poets, playwrights and prose writers who received Council Fellowships in the previous funding cycle.

The Fellowships, which may be used to support the professional development of the artist, are highly competitive. The awards are granted to New Jersey artists in 12 different arts disciplines and are awarded solely on the basis of an anonymous independent peer panel review of artistic quality. The program is carried out in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

In the fall of 2002, as part of its overall mission to provide presentation and performance opportunities for Fellowship recipients, as well as other New Jersey artists, the Council partnered with Playwrights Theatre to present the works of the literary fellows in public venues. Generally, poets performed their own works, prose writers had the option of reading their stories of having them read by a professional actor (after rehearsing with a professional director), and playwrights were provided with staged readings of their plays, all at Playwrights Theatre's home base in Madison. In 2004, Playwrights Theatre began presenting the performances statewide, attempting to have the writers heard in the communities where they lived. 

2014 Literary Artist Fellowship Showcase Schedule
Date/Time Time Artist(s) Genre Location Notes
October 3, 2013 7:30pm Claudia Burbank Poetry Madison Public Library Directions
October 3, 2013 7:30pm Jackie Clark Poetry Madison Public Libary Directions
October 3, 2013 7:30pm Catherine Doty Poetry Madison Public Library Directions
October 10, 2013 7:30pm Gaiutra Bahadur Prose Madison Public Library Directions
October 10, 2013 7:30pm Marina Budhos Prose Madison Public Library Directions
October 10, 2013 7:30pm Ruchama King Feuerman Prose Madison Public Library Directions
October 17, 2013 7:30pm E.M. Lewis Playwriting Madison Public Library Directions
October 18, 2013 7:30pm Kathleen Graber Poetry LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences Directions
October 18, 2013 7:30pm Peter Murphy Poetry LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences Directions
October 18, 2013 7:30pm Vanni Thach Prose LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences Directions
October 24, 2013 7:30pm Eson Kim Prose Madison Public Library Directions
October 24, 2013 7:30pm Lee Phillips Prose Madison Public Library Directions
March 6, 2014 7:30pm Deb Margolin Playwriting Madison Public Library Directions
March 13, 2014 7:30pm John Pietrowski Playwriting Madison Public Library Directions
March 20, 2014 7:30pm Joanne Hoersch Playwriting Madison Public Library Directions
April 17, 2014 7:30pm Benjamin V Marshall Playwriting Madison Public Library Directions
April 27, 2014 7:00pm Toni DePalma Prose New Jersey Repertory Company Directions
April 27, 2014 7:00pm Curt Leviant Prose New Jersey Repertory Company Directions
April 27, 2014 7:00pm Norman Lock Prose New Jersey Repertory Company Directions
May 4, 2014 7:00pm Mihaela Moscaliuc Poetry New Jersey Repertory Company Directions
May 4, 2014 7:00pm Michael Waters Poetry New Jersey Repertory Company Directions

 

 

 




































This year we will be working with the following writers in programs to be scheduled. Click on the writer's name to learn more about them and their scheduled reading.

Poetry:
Claudia Burbank
Jackie Clark
Catherine Doty
Peter Murphy
Kathleen Graber
Mihaela Moscaliuc
Michael Waters

Prose:
Gaiutra Bahadur
Marina Budhos
Ruchama King Feuerman
Eson Kim
Lee Phillips
Vanni Thach
Toni De Palma
Curt Leviant
Norman Lock

Playwriting:
E.M. Lewis - This writer is also part of our New Jersey Emerging Women Playwrights Project
Deb Margolin
John Pietrowski
Joanne Hoersch
Benjamin V Marshall

Previous Showcase Participants include:
Prose:
Pamela Burke
Iyanna Jones
Emil Draitser

Playwriting:
Dominique Cieri
Pia Wilson
These two writers will have their work presented during FORUM "Soundings" reading series.


Sponsors:
Whole Foods Market MadisonHorizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New JerseyMACAWoodland BakeryHickory Tree DelicatessenDodge FoundationNEANNPNNew Jersey Theatre AllianceNew Jersey State Council On The Arts
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