By Sandra Tyler, Editor-in-Chief
Our highlights for September include not only several virtual visits to artists’ studios, as well as our flagship website reviews, but also our summer roundups from our WTP art correspondents out in the field. We had our inaugural Provincetown roundup by Marni Katz, who was initially covering the Boston area. (We are still seeking a Boston correspondent, so if interested please contact me.) And if you want to catch up on the New York area, New England, and Los Angeles, you’ll find some engaging reads as well as images, on the WTP Art Roundups page.
While on WTPCentral, do note we’ve spruced up our design, making it more user-friendly, with the very welcomed input of Adrienne Garland, our newest addition to the WTP family. She comes to The Woven Tale Press as our Director of Marketing, and we clicked from the get go. Adrienne is local to Long Island, which is a real treat; as WTP is largely an online entity, it’s not every day I’m able to talk WTP shop in my own kitchen, over coffee and cranberry scones from my favorite bakery. She is passionate about the arts, as well as a huge advocate for women entrepreneurs—as founder of She Leads Media, a boutique media and marketing consultancy dedicated to enhancing the visibility and influence of women around the world, her mission is to inspire, educate, and showcase women as leaders, through in-person conferences, events, and an online community. Over the course of her career, Adrienne has held strategic marketing and product development strategy leadership positions at prestigious media companies such as Cablevision, DIRECTV, SiriusXM, PR Newswire and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she spearheaded customer growth, revenue expansion, and digital transformation. Adrienne brings her expertise, as well as her unique sensibilities, to activating new audiences for WTP. I have huge faith that she will help us to grow exponentially a loyal WTP subscription base. I’ll be attending her 2018 She Leads Media conference on the 26th in New York City. For any other women entrepreneurs out there, especially those, like me, in the “second chapter” of their careers, the agenda boasts a fabulous line-up of smart, business-saavy women. There’s still time to reserve tickets.
In other news, WTP contributing editor DeWitt Henry has his latest book launch this weekend; Sweet Marjoram, published by Madhat Press, is Henry’s sixth book, a delectable collection of notes and essays. If you’re in the Boston area, stop in at Plough and Stars, where the renowned Ploughshares journal had its beginning– as founding editor of Ploughshares, Henry remained an active editor and director from 1971-1995. Sven Birkerts, author of Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age, says of this latest work: “In case anyone is still wondering about the accrued benefits of a lifetime’s reading, teaching, viewing and thinking, DeWitt Henry’s Sweet Marjoram offers the spirited and enjoyable answer. A Shakespearean breadth of interest subjected to a steady inquiring pressure—the reader finds aphorisms for living on every page.” Come celebrate with us, Oct. 14, 7-9pm, at 912 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, with a cash bar, and introduction by Marc Vincenz.
Last but not least, our second annual literary and fine art competitions have closed. Thank you to all who submitted, and tune back to WTPCentral on October 15th when our lucky winners will be announced!