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Advisory Team

Regie Cabico

Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer and a top prizewinner in multiple slam poetry competitions in the U.S. He has performed on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, NPR's Snap Judgement, and MTV's Free Your Mind. As a theater artist he won a New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Performance Art Production. Regie was recently named the "Lady Gaga of Poetry" by the Kenyon Review and listed in BUST magazine's 100 Men We Love. He has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg and through Howard Zinn's Portraits Project at NYU, has performed with Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg & Lupe Fiasco. Mr. Cabico is a teaching artist with The Kennedy Center Arts Education, The Virginia Commission for the Arts & The DC Commision for the Arts & Humanities, and is a recipient of the Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers for his work teaching at-risk youth at Bellevue Hospital.

Cornelius Eady

Cornelius Eady is the author of eight books of poetry.  In 1996, Eady and the poet Toi Derricote founded Cave Canem, a nonprofit organization serving black poets of various backgrounds and acting as a safe space for intellectual engagement and critical debate. His honors include the Prairie Schooner Strousse Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has served as director of the Poetry Center at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, and has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, City College of New York, The Writer's Voice, The College of William and Mary, Sweet Briar College and the University of Missouri. Eady was raised in Rochester, New York and is currently Professor of English at SUNY Stony Brook Southampton.

Helene Roux Jeandheur

Helene Roux Jeandheur was born in Saint Paul de Vence and grew up around James Baldwin. She is the daughter of Yvonne Roux, owner of the hotel La Colombe d'Or, who was one of Jimmy's closest friends. She was a professional ballet dancer in New York City where she lived for 15 years. She now lives next door to the Baldwin property. 

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Staff

Shannon Cain

Shannon Cain is an award-winning fiction writer with a background in fundraising and nonprofit executive administration. During her ten-year career working with NGOs, activist groups, and the LGBT community, she founded a fundraising consulting firm that raised millions of dollars for nonprofit agencies, served on the boards of a dozen organizations, and taught people how to raise money. She was the executive director of Kore Press, an independent publisher of writing by women; the executive director of the Amazon Foundation, a private philanthropy for women and girls; and the executive director of the Women’s Health Education Project, a Harlem-based nonprofit for homeless women. Her writing has been awarded the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the O. Henry Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and a fellowship from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts. She has taught creative writing at universities in the United States and Europe, and for the past decade has worked as a manuscript consultant and writing coach. She lives in France on a “skills and talents” visa in the arts. Her graduate school work focused on Baldwin’s short story masterpiece, “Sonny’s Blues.” 

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Legal Counsel

Cabinet Musso

Cabinet Musso was founded in 1947 by Dominique Musso and is currently headed by his daughter, Maître Catherine Musso. The firm specializes in public land law, principally in expropriation and city planning and incidentally in questions relating to civil, construction, criminal and environmental law. The firm is often called upon to contest or defend public planning decisions. Concerning building permits, the firm has intervened most notably in cases involving the Luxembourg Gardens, the Porte d'Auteuil, the Bois de Boulogne and the Louis Vuitton Foundation. The firm has also represented community organizations defending the environment in the urban planning process for the city of Paris.

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