Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 Kresge Literay Arts Fellowship Awards Include Drew Philp and Jean Alicia Elster

Two writers I have reviewed are recipients of the 2017 Kresge Fellowship Awards.

Drew Philp wrote The $500 House in Detroit, which I reviewed earlier this year.

Jean Alicia Elster wrote Who's Jim Hines, which I reviewed this year, and The Colored Car, which I reviewed several years ago.

I interviewed Philps and have met Jean at a local Book and Authors fest held annually at Leon & Lulu's in Clawson, MI.

According to their website, The Kresge Fellowship Awards is in its eighth year. It is administered by the College for Creative Studies to provide support to artists living and working in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. The Fellowship includes a $25,000 award and a professional practice program and retreat. Eighteen Visual and Literary artists received the award.

Read my review of Philp's book and interview at
https://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2017/04/building-new-world-order-500-house-in.html

Read my reviews of Elster's books at
https://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2014/10/healing-quiltmaking-and-jim-crow.html
https://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2017/02/whos-jim-hines-life-in-jim-crow-detroit.html

Congratulations to all the winners!