Writers’ Committee

Committee Members 2015-2016
Co-chairs: Bru Barry
and J.D. Scrimgeour
Members: Peter Sampieri,
Ken Harris, Jim DeFilippi,
Kevin Carey, Katherine Howe,
Colleen Michaels, Shari Frost,
Lisa Jendrysik

Purpose: The goal of the Writers Committee is to make the Salem Athenaeum the Writers’ Center of the North Shore, supporting ongoing programs for developing authors.

Composition: The Writer’s Committee is chaired by a member of the Board of Trustees and may have as many additional members, including non-trustees, as needed to complete its work. The President and Director are ex-officio members of the committee.

Authorization: The chairs will select the committee members. The Writers Committee is authorized by the Board and can be dissolved by the board if no longer needed.

Meetings: The committee will meet year round and as needed to accomplish its objectives.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and propose annual and long term goals and objectives for board approval in alignment.
  • Recommend to the board any needed policies.
  • Develop and recommend to the board an annual budget.
  • Develop and implement annual programming responsive to community needs and in alignment with the strategic plan.
  • Secure approval for any contracts with the President.
  • Coordinate use of the Athenaeum with other committees and the Librarian.
  • Coordinate marketing and program promotion with Education, Membership and Communications Committees.

Playwriters’ Draft Postings