Meet the Board of Directors

 

 

Tony Acree
Tony Acree

Tony is an award-winning publisher, author, and screenwriter.

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Maurice Brown
Maurice Brown

William Maurice Brown specializes in organizational people strategy. He aligns individual capabilities with strategic priorities, while ensuring compliance with applicable local, state and federal employment laws and regulations. Maurice has held numerous HR leadership roles in the public sector for state and local government.

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Lana Helm
Lana Helm

Poet, English Professor, and mom of Sweetie the dog.

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Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill

Kelly Hill holds a PhD in Humanities from the University of Louisville and an MFA in Fiction from Spalding University. Her short stories and essays have appeared in various literary and academic journals. She's a lifelong reader and writer and is currently revising her dissertation, a historical novel titled A Home for Friendless Women.

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Erv Klein, President
Erv Klein, President

Erv Klein is a life-long resident of Louisville. He’s been writing for eight years and is a firm believer in writers supporting writers. Subterfuge, his first book, was published in March, 2019. It is an historical fiction mystery about a missing German U-boat in World War II and the captain’s son’s search to discover its fate. His second, an as-yet unnamed family saga about a man in search of a family, is set in a fictional small town in Kentucky.

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Yvonne Lovell
Yvonne Lovell

Since retiring Yvonne Lovell has actively pursued her long-time interest in writing. She prefers the creative nonfiction genre and writes essays that tackle themes in her Caribbean background. Her recent publication, Unmooring, is from her working collection of essays about the impact of immigration on her family, and the worry she carries with her.

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Navin Madras
Navin Madras

Navin Madras is an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technologies at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, where he teaches computer programming classes. Navin grew up in Bangalore, India, where he completed his BS degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. He arrived in the United States in 1996, completing an MBA and MS in Computer Science. He is currently writing a murder mystery and two other novels, all set in India, as well as several translation projects.

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John David Morgan, Treasurer
John David Morgan, Treasurer

John David Morgan is a Louisville native and thirty-six-year husband to Kay. They have two adult children. He is a CPA, with a BS from Bellarmine University, and an MBA from Vanderbilt. He is quickly approaching his much-anticipated retirement from Humana, where he is an Associate Vice-President, and CFO of the Medicare Northeast Division. Currently, he is working on expanding his short story, “Rehab Holidays,” which will appear in Issue Number 89 of The Louisville Review, into a novel.

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Jenn Wagley, Vice President
Jenn Wagley, Vice President

Jenn Wagley is the owner of a small marketing and corporate communications agency, spending most of her time creating strategic copy for her clients. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, with an MA in Journalism, and attends the school’s writing workshop each summer. Most importantly, Jenn enjoys as many LLA workshops as she can squeeze into her schedule.

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Join our Board and Build a Better Writing Community

LLA recently reimagined its mission and vision, setting its sights on becoming a more inclusive community for writers of all levels and genres. We seek a more diverse leadership, membership, and currciulum--and are committed to serving overlooked neighborhoods in Metro Louisville.

LLA Needs You

 

We need new Board members to help lead our charge and dedicate themsleves to providing much-needed programs, resources, and opportunities. Please contact info@louisvilleliteraryarts.org to learn more.