ACHF Arts Access
Artistic time set aside to complete, polish and edit first novel. The outcome will be deemed successful by accomplishing the stated goal of taking the time to complete, polish, and edit my first novel so that it can be sent to agents. 2: A public reading in a rural town of Princeton, Minnesota will take place. Moreover, writing activities will be shared with audience members. I will host a reading and craft talk at the Princeton Library and Senior Care Facility. I will read as well as encourage audience members to do their own writing. Writing prompts will be given.
Coleman will complete her first novel, Air, which captures the complex role that economics, race, and geography play in the saving of lives through the transplant process. A reading for a high school driver?s education class and a writing workshop for senior citizens will be held in Princeton.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre
Cezarija Abartis: Author; faculty member, St. Cloud State University; Nicole Helget: Memoir and fiction writer, Mankato; Vanessa Ramos: Writer, artist, educator; Arts Board grantee; Heather Slomski: Author and Arts Board grantee; writing teacher, Concordia College; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Young adult and children's author; Arts Board grantee; Erin Soderberg Downing: Author of children's and young adult books; Arts Board grantee
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600