Sarah Arbuthnot Lendt

Grants Development Coordinator
Fall 2003 – present
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Sarah Arbuthnot Lendt earned her M.A. in English from the University of Kansas in 2007. She currently serves as the Grants Coordinator for the Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW) and as an online English instructor for Grantham University. Sarah has also worked as program assistant to the University of Denver's Strategic Issues Program, grantwriter for Van Go Mobile Arts in Lawrence, KS and as the curriculum specialist for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America in Lawrence, KS. In her 10+ years with HBW, she has worked as the editorial assistant on the Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel and the Cambridge History of African American Literature and coordinated the NEH-funded program Language Matters II: Reading and Teaching Toni Morrison (2005). Sarah was grant and institute coordinator for the NEH programs: Making the Wright Connection: Reading Native Son, Black Boy and Uncle Tom's Children (2010), Don't Deny My Voice: Reading and Teaching African American Poetry (2013) and Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement (2015). In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She and her husband have two children.

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