Member Milestones

Thursday
Aug102017

CHARLES GIULIANO | North Adams, MA

Charles is the founder of Berkshire Fine Arts which covers all aspects of the arts in the Berkshires. Last week he published Gloucester Poems: Nugents of Rockport. Charles writes, “The project started in the 1980s during an annual commute from Palm Beach to Mom’s home in Gloucester. What emerged is a remarkable narrative of my mother, Dr. Josephine Flynn, her Nugent/Flynn clan, and an engaging tale of the Irish in America.”  [ Website | Amazon ]

Sunday
Aug062017

RICK PENDER | Cincinnati, OH

Rick received a first place award in the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presentation of their 2017 Excellence in Journalism awards. The category was “Written Communication – Best Arts/Entertainment Critique.” It was in recognition of a collection of his “Curtain Call” columns for Cincinnati CityBeat. The awards were presented on June 22, 2017.

Sunday
Aug062017

JAY HANDELMAN | Sarasota, FL

The Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro announced winners of the 23rd annual Sunshine State Awards to recognize quality journalism in the best tradition of our profession for the calendar year of 2016. ATCA member and Foundation President Jay Handelman earned first place in Beat Reporting – Arts for his work with the Sarasota Harold-Tribune. Congratulations, Jay!

Sunday
Aug062017

IRENE BACKALENICK | Bridgeport, CT

On the cusp of 96, member Irene Backalenick (nytheaterscene.com) writes: “I no longer get to theater as often as I once did, though I still occasionally review. I have, however, turned to a new genre - poetry - and have recently had my first two books of poems published. Also, my poems have appeared in various literary journals.” You can find Rueful Reflections - Books 1 & 2 on amazon.com (not to mention her 1988 book East Side Story: Ten Years With the Jewish Repertory Theatre).

Sunday
Aug062017

LYNN ROSEN | Bellingham, WA

Congrats to Lynn Rosen and her husband Steve Giordano for the release of the third edition of their book Camping Washington. The guide covers more than 300 public campgrounds in the Pacific Northwest state. Steve wrote and photographed the first two editions, and Lynn joined him in updating the third edition. It is a Falcon Press publication. [ Website | Amazon ]

Sunday
Aug062017

JOHN ANGELL GRANT | Palo Alto, CA

T.S. Eliot’s high-profile writing career lasted more than 60 years. In 1948, he won a Nobel Prize for poetry that many think the finest of the twentieth century. About half way through this prestigious literary career, however, the poet shifted his creative efforts to drama and wrote a series of plays that today are rarely produced. In his new book, Women and Religion in the Modern Drawing Room Plays of T.S. Eliot, ATCA member John Angell Grant argues that an understanding of these tropes, recurring throughout the four plays can be found in a biographical assessment of the playwright that looks at Eliot’s own troubled personal relationships with women, and his own, resulting retreat into austere religious practices. The book is published by Academica Press, and any ATCA member who can review the book or assign a review to someone else can email John for a copy. [ Website | Amazon ]