H. BELL (1929-2011)
Topeka — Charter member of the Woodley Press Board. Eleanor left a legacy with Woodley Press and the Topeka community. She had professional experience as a writer, editor, and consultant. Her specialties included poetry, nonfiction, and technical writing. Publications: Flights Through Inner Space
ETZEL JR, MANAGING EDITOR.
Topeka — Dennis Etzel Jr. has an MFA from The University of Kansas, and an MA and Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Kansas State University. His work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, BlazeVOX, Indiana Review, 3:AM, 1913: a journal of forms, Flint Hills Review, The Laurel Review, and others. He serves as Managing Editor for Woodley Press, volunteers with the YWCA, and leads book discussions with the TALK Series sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. Contact him at dennis [dot] etzel [at] washburn [dot] edu.
Topeka — Woodley Press Chairman Emeritus and General Editor since its inception in 1980. President of the Woodley Foundation from its 1985 re-incorporation under that aegis until 1997. Robert is a retired professor of English from Washburn University. He published the play Mishima with Woodley Press in 1983, and is currently self-serializing his novel, The Bridge of Dreams, on the Internet
Lawrence — Gary Lechliter is recipient of the Langston Hughes Award for poetry and the David Ray Award. His poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review, Mudfish, New Letters, Pearl, Rattle, Rockford Review,and Valparaiso Poetry Review. He has a recent book, Under the Fool Moon, published by Coal City Press. Gary is editor and publisher of I-70 Review. .
Prairie Village — President/Treasurer. Larry is a technical writer for Black and Veatch, an engineering and architectural firm in Kansas City. Larry heads up the manuscript selection committee and produced our first collection of short stories in 1981. Publications: The Printer
Emporia — Kevin Rabas teaches creative writing and literature at Emporia State University, is editor of Flint Hills Review, and writes regularly for Jazz Ambassador Magazine (JAM). He is the recent winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry and the Salina New Voice Award. His poetry appears in The Malahat Review, The Mid-America Poetry Review, Rockhurst Review, Nimrod, and elsewhere.
The Woodley Press board of directors is a diverse group of writers and educators dedicated to recognizing and promoting talented Kansas writers.