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Thread #42477 Message #617651
Posted By: KathWestra
28-Dec-01 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: Margaret MacArthur article
Subject: RE: Margaret MacArthur article
Thanks for posting this, Nancy-Jean. I came home late on the 26th and found the magazine waiting -- called Margaret immediately to say how much I liked it. Turns out it was written by a NYC schoolteacher (and graduate student) who met Margaret earlier this year (May) during one of Margaret's residencies at her school and was entranced by her music. According to Margaret, the author's professor (for whom she had originally written a much longer piece) encouraged her to submit a shorter version to the Smithsonian magazine, which accepted it for publication. Neat story to accompany the story, I think. And no one more deserving of the good press than Margaret is!