William Drenttel - Other Professional and Non-profit Affiliations (1997-2011) - Susan Sontag Literary Foundation

Susan Sontag Literary Foundation

Drenttel has served as vice president of the Susan Sontag Literary Foundation since 2007. The Foundation honors talented emerging artists in a variety of disciplines and promotes the international exchange of language and culture in the spirit of Susan Sontag’s lifetime commitment to young artistic voices.

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