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Sarah Bracey White      AB, English, Morgan State University      MS, Information Services, U of MD

contact:  bracey0114@aol.com

                                         Literary Resume

Print Publications:

2015               "The Wanderlust: A South Carolina Folk Tale," SBW Promotions (Available only from the author)

2013               "Primary Lessons: A Memoir," CavanKerry Press, Ltd. (Available on line in print & Kindle from Amazon)

2010                "Incense Always Reminds Me of Yusef,"  We’ll Always Have Chicago:True

                         Stories of Remembered LoveSpruce Mountain Press

                        "Looking for Lost Pen-Pal," Daily Republic, Mitchell, SD, Dec. 23

2008                "Winning and Losing," Scarsdale Inquirer (Westchester County)       

2004                "My Aunt Susie,"  Aunties: 35 Writers Celebrate Their Other Mothers, Ballantine Books

2004                "I Come to the Garden Alone," Gardening on a Deeper Level, Garden House Press

2002                "Shedding the Life Jacket," New York Times (Westchester Section), Feb.3

2001                "Adjusting to Husband’s Retirement," The Journal News (Westchester County, NY), 8/30

2000                "Freedom Summer- 1963," Dreaming in Color, Living in Black and White, Pocket Books

2000                "Breath of Fresh Air," New York Times (Westchester Section) July 9

1999                "Freedom Summer - 1963," Children of the Dream, Pocket Books/Simon& Schuster

1998                "Stephen F.White & Susie Bracey White," Afro-American Newspapers, "Salute to the Black Family”

1979                 Feelings Brought To Surface, (poetry anthology), Harlo Press                                                                                                                                             

TV & Radio Interviews:

2007                “Meet The Leaders,” The Big Read in Westchester

2004                 Westchester Library System, “Libraries and Writers,” African American Literary Luncheon

2003               “Writers Blocked,” Cable TV show (½ hour interview)

2002                WVOX interview  with Paul Feiner (½ hour) “State of the Arts”

2002                “Writers Blocked,” Cable TV show (½ hour book interview)

2001                 Channel 12, “Arts Alive Presentation”

1995                “Good Day New York,” Interview with editor of “Marriage After 40"         

1994                “African American Read-In” Cable TV, Ossining, NY

1993                “Greenburgh and the Arts,” Cable TV interview with Paul Feiner

1992                 Radio interview WFAS, “Meet Greenburgh’s New Arts Director”

Talks and Readings:

2010                Public Reading, The Big Read: The Things They Carried,

2007                 Panel Discussion, Zora Neale Hurston, The Big Read: Their Eyes Were Watching God

                       “Wanderlust,” Creative Café, 1st Annual Small Tales Festival

                       “Wanderlust,” The Big Read (NEA) in Westchester, Greenburgh Town Hall

                       Manhattanville College, Purchase, Summer Writers’ Week Workshop Leader

                       M-Pals (Manhattanville College) Keynote Speaker, Summer Retreat

                       “Return to the Summer of ’63,” Chappaqua Library Memoir Writers Annual Reading

2004                Westchester Library System’s African American Book Luncheon

2003                Lincoln High School, 40th Reunion, Sumter, SC, Keynote address

                       Hudson Valley Writers Center; Eastchester Library Authors Series

2002                Scarsdale, NY - Women’s Club, Literary Division, Shedding the Cloak of Fiction

2000                Hartsdale Rotary Club, Hartsdale NY, “Arts and Culture in Westchester”

1999                Greenburgh Library, National Library Week,  “Authors’ Series”

1995-1998        National Writers Union, “Writers at Bat,” Ossining, NY; Fairfield University

1996                "Neuberger Museum Writers' Series," Purchase, NY - “The Writer’s Life”

                       Gill Library, College of New Rochelle, “Writers on Writing”

1990                Hudson Valley Writers' Fiction Series, Warner Library, Tarrytown, NY

1993                Poets and Writers Series, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

1991                Westchester Community College, Young Authors' Conference, Keynote address

                       Westchester Community College, “Freedom Writers ’91"

Staged Presentations:

1990                "Delia," One Station Plaza;  Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Chappaqua Library Theater

Awards and Honors:

2010                Inaugural Fellow, Purchase College Writers Center, Purchase, NY

2007                 Winner, Creative Cafe’s Small Tales Festival, Hastings, NY

2004                 Employee of the Year, Town of Greenburgh New York

                        Honorary Chair, Westch. Library System, African-American Authors’ Literary Tea

2003                 Westchester Arts Council, Community Service Award

2000                 Westchester Arts Council Arts in Education Award, White Plains, NY

1998-2001         Panelist, New York State Council for the Arts, State and Local Partnerships

1994                 National Writers Union, Creative Leadership Award

1993                 Fiction Fellowship, Wesleyan University Writers' Conference

1992                 Panelist/Judge - BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Fellowships

Editorial Projects:

2007                 Times of Our Lives, Scenes of Our Lives (inter-generational poetry/prose/photography anthologies)

1996-to date      Short Stories By Me, annual compilation of stories by children in The Kids Short Story Connection

1995                 Inside My Head, anthology of art and poetry by homeless children

1995-to date      Let the Poets Speak, annual poetry chapbook by adults and children

Writing/teaching Related Experience:

1995-2010         Creator/Manager/teacher - Kids Short Story Connection, Greenburgh New York

2006                 Inter-generational Poetry, Prose and Photography Project at a Senior Living Facility

1996 -pres.        Founder, "Kids Short Story Connection" (writing workshops for 9-15 year olds)

1993                 Fiction Workshop Leader, Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Tarrytown, NY

1992                 Coordinator of seminars & creative showcases for Westchester/CT fiction writers

1991-1992         Adjunct Professor (Creative Writing), Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY

1990                 Workshop leader, Annual Artists' Conference, Rockland Community College

1986-pres.         Founder/Coordinator, Westchester Writers’ Peer Support Group

1985-1994         President, Westchester/CT Local, National Writers Union

1975-1977         Poetry and writing instructor, Morgan State University

Related  Experience

2001                 Host - Greenburgh Cable TV shows on Arts and Culture

                        Host, NAACP Life Membership Awards Program

2000                 Speaker, Hartsdale Rotary Club

1994                 Host, NAACP ACT-SO Regional Awards Program

                        Committee Member, Regional Plan Association, Competitive Region Initiative (Arts & Culture; Tourism Cluster)

1993                 Westchester County Citizen's Task Force on Funding for Westchester Libraries

1992                 Contributor, publicist, "Local Writers' Showcase", Barnes & Noble Bookstore

                        Coordinator, NWU Annual Writers' Conference, Pace Univ.& Mercy College

                        Coordinator, monthly seminars for Westchester fiction writers

                        Coordinator, Creative Showcases, Fairfield University

                        Creator/Host of "Food For Thought: Conversations with Working Authors," Mercy College

1989                 Coordinator of seminars for fiction writers in Westchester, Rockland and Fairfield, CT

1981                 Regional Judge (Literary Category) for NAACP's Project ACT-SO

1980                 Public Relations Director/Moderator, "Black History Before Your Eyes," Yonkers High School

                        Board of Directors-Documentation Coordinator, Aunt Len's Doll & Toy Museum, NYC

1979                 Chairman, Board of Directors, Getty Square Neighborhood Center, Yonkers, NY

1976                 Special Consultant/lecturer for Women's Career Conference, Morgan State University