The New York State Literary Web Site & New York State & NY City Online Maps - Brought to you by Bright Hill Press, in Partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts
The NYS Literary Maps
ABOUT THE NYS(CA) LIT(ERARY) TREE:
NYS LitTree was created to serve NYSCA-funded organizations with literary programs, their curators, and the poets and writers they present. Bright Hill was commissioned by the New York State Council on the Arts to develop and maintain this rich site. The site offers in-depth information about the organizations and their curators as well as detailed schedules, thereby serving as a learning center and clearing house for those involved in literature-based presentation.
Included are the following features:
NYS Events (Literary events taking place in New York State)
NYC Events (Literary events taking place in New York City)
New! Add Event (Facilitating adding statewide and city events)
NYS Organizations (New York State literary organizations)
NYC Organizations (New York City literary organizations)
NYSCA Lit Curators (Curators for programs funded by NYSCA)
NY Circuit Writers (Writers available for touring their books throughout New York State)
Interstate Writers (Writers from out-of-state who are available for touring in NYS)
DUC Library Program (Distribution to Underserved Communities, administered by Art Resources Transfer)
New! What Are You Reading? (A downloadable page for sharing books and conversing about them)
The site was designed and is maintained by Loss Pequeno Glazier, webmaster, who is also director of the Electronic Poetry Center, SUNY Buffalo. Evolving changes are completed by Bertha Rogers, Project Director; Lawrence Shaw, Littree Assistant; and Bright Hill Interns Sabia Rigby, Caitlin Thomas, and Rebecca Campbell. The new "Add Events" calendar was added Marc Funaro of Advantex, Inc.
Soon Littree will add a State Planning Calendar for Festivals, Fund-raising Events, and other Major Events: planners will be able to avoid date conflicts for these functions that are so important in the lives of organizations.
ABOUT THE NYS(CA) LIT(ERARY) MAP:
The New York Literary Map was developed by the New York State Council on the Arts, Richard J. Schwartz, Chairman; and Al Berr, Jack Lindahl, and Debby Silverfine, Deputy Directors. Bright Hill Press, in partnership with NYSCA, developed the Map, which has been created to offer writers, educators, students, and the general public both a historical perspective and a useful resource about authors and literature in New York State. The NYS LitMap constantly evolves as new information is added. The print version will be published in the summer of 2005 and distributed to organizations, libraries, schools, and colleges by BHP.
Work on the map began in 1999, as a response to the NYSCA Cultural Tourism Initiative, and as an adjunct to the LitTree. 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 JosephBruchac; 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.
The logo, name, and all graphics on the New York State LitTree and LitMap are the property of the New York State Council on the Arts and Bright Hill Press, Inc. Use, reproduction, copying, or redistribution, without the written permission of the New York State Council on the Arts and Bright Hill Press, Inc. is prohibited.
The publishers are aware that, given the vast number of writers who have lived and worked in New York, the information on the maps is not necessarily exhaustive. We welcome corrections and additions (please send to Bright Hill Press, POB 193, Treadwell, NY 13846; or email to email@example.com; or call 607-829-5055); corrections will be made to the online version of the map and to future editions of the printed version.
The New York State Council on the Arts is located at 175 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014. The New York State Council on the Arts is a state funding agency that provides support for activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in New York State and helps to bring artistic programs of high quality to the citizens of the state.
The New York State Literary website is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
All rights reserved and copyrighted by Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846. For more information contact 607-829-5055 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.