Emeritus Board and 50th Anniversary Writers Committee

Emeritus Board

The Emeritus Board is composed of former members of the Board of Directors. Each has provided distinguished service to Poets & Writers and their guidance and support remains vital to the organization.

Lynn C. Goldberg
John W. Holman, Jr.
Susan G. Jackson
Susan D. McClanahan
Theodore C. Rogers
Joanna S. Rose
Robin B. Smith
Nicholas J. Vergoth


50th Anniversary Writers Committee

The 50th Anniversary Writers Committee is composed of leading authors who serve as advocates for and advisors to Poets & Writers.

Sue Monk Kidd, Chairperson
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Isabel Allende
Margaret Atwood
Judy Blume
Alexander Chee
Henri Cole
Michael Cunningham
Kwame Dawes
Nelson DeMille
Cornelius Eady
Joshua Ferris
Janet Fitch
Jonathan Franzen
Neil Gaiman
Joy Harjo
Adam Haslett
Jane Hirshfield
Major Jackson
Tayari Jones
Christina Baker Kline
Jhumpa Lahiri
Dylan Landis
Min Jin Lee
Valeria Luiselli
Barry Lopez
Suzanne Lummis
Rebecca Makkai
Walter Mosley
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Joyce Carol Oates
Claudia Rankine
James Richardson
Roxana Robinson
Roger Rosenblatt
George Saunders
Stacy Schiff
Vijay Seshadri
Susan Richards Shreve
Emma Straub
Peter Straub
Cheryl Strayed
Arthur Sze
Quincy Troupe
Lily Tuck
Scott Turow
Hilma Wolitzer
Meg Wolitzer
Jenny Xie