Barbara Gray has been a member of the DLC Board of Directors for 10 years, serving the last five as director of the organization. She also serves as a host for 2nd Saturday Poets. She was awarded the 2015 Delaware Division of the Arts Emerging Artist in Fiction award and won the 2006 award for the Best Novel at the prestigious Sandhills Writers’ Conference. She was selected as one of 17 writers to attend the juried Algonkian Master’s Conference for the Novel in 2009. She is an editor of peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, stories, memoirs and novels.

Board Members

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Robert Hambling Davis has published in The SunAntietam Review, MemoirJournal, Philadelphia Stories, and Santa Monica Review. He’s been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and has received three Delaware Division of the Arts grants, two for fiction and one for creative nonfiction. He was a fiction semifinalist in the William Faulkner Writing Contest in 2002 and 2012, a nonfiction finalist in 2013, and a fiction finalist in 2014. Robert is a fiction editor for the Fox Chase Review, and he helps host the 2nd Saturday Poets reading series.

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Russell Reece is a co-host of Wilmington, Delaware’s 2nd Saturday Poets and a fiction editor for the Fox Chase Review. His work has appeared in a wide variety of journals and anthologies. His prose chapbook, The Mud Lake Trilogy, was released in 2014. He received the 2015 Established Artist Grant in fiction from the Delaware Division of the Arts and has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net anthology. In 2012 he was a short story finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Contest.

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Bob Yearick was an editor and writer with the DuPont Company for 34 years before retiring in 2000 to become a full-time freelancer. He is the editor of Out & About Magazine and writes frequently for Delaware Today and other publications. His sports/suspense novel, Sawyer, was published in 2007. In 2011, he published a collection of his “War on Words” columns, the popular feature that appears each month in Out & About. The column seeks to defend the English language against the continual misuse and abuse to which it is subjected.

Members at Large

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JoAnn Balingit is a writer and arts-in-education advocate whose poems have appeared in Best New PoetsDIAGRAMKweli JournalSmartish PaceSalt HillVerse Daily and elsewhere. She is the author of Words for House Story (2013) and two award-winning poetry chapbooks. Her honors include fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and a residency at The Camargo Foundation. As Delaware’s poet laureate, she teaches for schools and nonprofit organizations, and co-directs the Delaware Writing Region of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She is an assistant editor at Yes Yes Books.

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Ramona DeFelice Long of Newark works as an author, editor, and online writing instructor whose short stories, memoir, and creative nonfiction have appeared in literary, regional, and juvenile publications. She has been awarded artist grants, fellowships, and residencies from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Pennsylvania State Arts Council, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She also maintains a literary blog.