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About Eddie Bell

Eddie Bell

31 Pierce Lane
New Paltz, NY 12561-3639

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  • Tennessee State University BS 1962
  • Michigan State University MA 1966
Work Experience  
  • Eddie’s Photo World and 1977 to present (Freelance Journalism/Performance Poetry/Photography/Writing Services)
  • SUNY System Administration (Assistant Vice Chancellor). 1987-1994 (Retired October 1994)
  • State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz (Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Admissions) 1967-1987
  • Howard University (Instructor) 1966-1967
  • United States Air Force (1st Lieutenant) 1962-1965
  • Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL 1995 and 1996
  • Eeny Meeny Miney Mo / Time to Lynch a Negro, Royal Fireworks Press 2009
  • “Festival of Tears” (Compact Disc), Eddie Bell, Producer 2008
  • Eddie Bell: En Francais, Selected and New Works, CRS Outloudbooks 2003
  • Capt’s Dreaming Chair, CRS Outloudbooks 2000
  • Pressing Toward the Mark, Taylor Publishing Co. 1998
  • Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY (Freelance correspondent)
  • Various journals, anthologies and Internet ‘ezines’
  • “On-Campus at SUNY New Paltz” television, Abigail Robin, Host
  • “The Woodstock Roundtable,” Doug Grunther, Host, WDST, Woodstock, NY
  • 2009 Downtown Poetry Series (Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers), The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
  • Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY
  • Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
  • Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY
  • Unison Arts and Cultural Center, New Paltz, NY
  • Liberty Free Theater, Liberty, NY
  • Hudson Valley Poetry Festival, Rosendale, NY
  • First Coast Writers’ Festival, Jacksonville, FL
  • le Duc des Lombards (jazz club), Paris, France
  • Librairie Le temps des Cerises, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 4th Annual Midwest Poets & Writers Conference, Detroit, MI
  • 1st Annual Woodstock Poetry Festival, Woodstock, NY
  • “Tribute to Battered Women,” Cunneen-Hackett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • City College of New York Poetry in Performance Festivals, Aaron Davis Hall, NYC
  • The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, NYC
  • CRS Outloud Festival, Grahamsville, NY
  • And many others…
Literary Affiliations  
  • Poets & Writers
  • Voices of the Valley (Mid-Hudson Valley)
  • The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, NYC
  • Catskill Reading Society, Claryville, NY (Received Award of Merit, 2004)
  • French Ministry of Culture
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • New York State Foundation for the Arts
  • Southern Book Tour (NC; Fl; AL) 2009
  • Paris and Central France (2002, 2003, 2004)
Editorial Experience  
  • Assistant Editor Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, Queens, NY
  • AWP Writing Series Competition screener (former)
  • Poets & Writers, New York, NY, “A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers”