NYFA Coaching | Meet Brett Fletcher Lauer

NYFA Coaching | Meet Brett Fletcher Lauer

Lauer is the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America and the poetry editor of A Public Space.

Are you a playwright, storyteller, non-fiction writer, or arts administrator working for a literary non-profit? Are you seeking insights about the inner workings of the literary world? New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to introduce Brett Fletcher Lauer as the newest addition to its NYFA Coaching roster. The program is a professional development service for artists, creatives, and arts administrators that offers individualized sessions with NYFA staff or industry professionals that can be conducted remotely via phone or Skype.

Fletcher Lauer has over 20 years of experience in the literary non-profit field and as an editor, and can offer feedback on grant and fellowship proposals, applications for residencies, artist and project statements, and agent queries.

Fletcher Lauer is the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America, where he runs the annual awards and chapbook fellowship programs, and the poetry editor of A Public Space. Fletcher Lauer is the author of the memoir Fake Missed Connections: Divorce, Online Dating, and Other Failures (Soft Skull Press, 2016) and the poetry collection A Hotel In Belgium (Four Way Books, 2014), which was named a “Top 40 Book of 2014” by Coldfront Magazine. In addition to co-editing several anthologies, including Please Excuse this Poem: 100 News Poets for the Next Generation (Viking Books for Young Readers, 2015) and Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Wave Books, 2004), he is the poetry co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.  

Interested in scheduling a one-on-one appointment with Fletcher Lauer? Click here to register.

Find out more about NYFA Coaching for artists, arts businesses, and arts organizations, and learn how specialized NYFA staff and industry experts can help you strengthen your professional materials and recommend next steps for furthering your professional goals. If you have questions about this program, contact [email protected].

Image: Courtesy Brett Fletcher Lauer

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