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Whitman Ott McGowan Edit Profile

curator , performer , poet

Whitman Ott McGowan, American performer, curator, poet. Recipient Big Book award Bumbershoot Seattle Arts Festival, 1991, Honorable Mention Voice award. 1994; nominee Pushcart prize, 1995. Community field video worker City and County of San Franicso, 1976, election inspector, 1994; founding member Jackson St. Neighborhood Coalition, San Francisco, 1990. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, American Society of Composers.

Background

McGowan, Whitman Ott was born on December 14, 1950 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of William Ingham and Sarah Ann (Ott) McGowan.

Education

Bachelor in Film Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974.

Career

Curator, performer, Word Party at Farley's Poetry Series, San Francisco, 1989-1994. Curator Espressomental Music Series, Pasadena, 1985.

Achievements

  • Avocations: circuit training, gardening.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Featured performer National Poetry Week, I, II, III, XII, 1987-1993. Exhibiting poet, artist National Poetry Week III, 1989, Fest on the Fault Line, 1995-1996, Cafe Arts Month, 1994-1996. Creator public access television series H.O. Theater, Santa Monica, California, 1982.

      Co-creator, emcee Expresso Yourself Open Mike Series, Pasadena, 1984-1985

    • poet.

Membership

Community field video worker City and County of San Franicso, 1976, election inspector, 1994. Founding member Jackson St. Neighborhood Coalition, San Francisco, 1990. Member American Federation television and Radio Artists, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: circuit training, gardening.

Connections

father:
William Ingham McGowan

mother:
Sarah Ann (Ott) McGowan