Chris Fanning


Chris is a public relations professional and community builder. In addition to his role as Deputy Director, he holds the position of President of the Neighborhood of the Arts Business Association. Chris worked as a Promotions Coordinator at Entercom Rochester for eight years and was Associate Producer of the Key Bank Rochester Fringe Festival for four years. He currently serves as a board member of the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy in Geneva and and sits on the marketing committee for Cameron Community Ministries.

Sally Bittner Bonn


Sally is a writer, performer, and teaching artist who earned her BFA in theatre from Syracuse University. She was a student in Writers & Books’ very first youth class in the mid-1980s, and has directed the Youth Education department since 2009. Sally promotes disability awareness through her writing (, and is working on a memoir about raising her artist/activist son who navigates the world from a power wheelchair. She has served as both cast member and producer for Listen to Your Mother. She lives with her family in Rochester.