Since 1950 the National Book Foundation has awarded the National Book Award to authors such as Colson Whitehead, William Faulkner, Beverly Cleary, and Jesmyn Ward. The Foundation also runs several programs for readers and writers, including the BookUp after-school reading program. In March 2016 the Foundation hired Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas as executive director. We talked to Lucas about how she runs the Foundation day to day.
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The Lumberyard performing arts center lives a double life. Between seasons of live theatrical programming, this Hudson Valley venue rents out space for film shoots, weddings, and conferences.
With all the rental profits and performance tickets funding local art and community projects.
Adrienne Willis runs both sides of this non-profit venue as Executive and Artistic Director. We talked to her about moving the organisation up from Washington, D.C., working with performers, sponsors, and TV and film studios, and how her teammates mark urgent emails.