Etruscan Advisors

Providing Literacy Guidance

Etruscan Press is proud to have assembled such an esteemed group of advisors, comprised of writers of various genres, educators, business people, and other friends with an keen interest in today’s literary scene. Our board of advisors includes:

Robert Carioscia’s paintings and art have been exhibited at numerous museums and galleries, including: The Parrish Art Museum, Fusion Arts Museum, The Elaine Benson Gallery, Giordano Gallery, James Yu Gallery, Homegrown Gallery, Gallery North, Aquasource Gallery, Mills Pond House Gallery, The Hechsher Art Museum, The Islip Arts Museum, Hofstra University, Dowling College, Youngstown University, and others. He is a recipient of the Grumbacher Award, The Hechsher Art Museum Award in Painting and has been a resident fellow at Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Carioscia has received the following public art commissions: a public arts commission from the The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts For Transit Program for permanent art at Columbus Circle Station and a public arts commission for a mural project at a LIRR Train Station. He has also served on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts For Transit selections committee. He was born in NYC and educated at Hofstra University (BA and MA), Cooper Union, and SUNY Stony Brook. He began his formal career in art by collaborating on performance pieces at Robert Raushenberg’s NY studio. His company, Solita Art Associates, Inc., creates art, represents Visual Artists, and produces graphic arts materials.

David HicksDavid Hicks, Ph.D., grew up in New York. A first-generation college student, he earned his doctorate in American Literature at NYU. He has taught at Pace University in New York, Marywood University in Scranton, Mesa State College in Colorado and Regis University in Denver, where he co-founded and co-directed the MFA in Creative Writing. In his 40s he shifted his work from academic to creative, first publishing short stories, then collecting and rearranging them as a novel-in-stories, White Plains, published by Conundrum Press (now Bower House Books) in 2017. White Plains was named the #1 book by Colorado authors by Westword Magazine, was one of three finalists for the Colorado Book Award, and was the 2018 “Village Read” for Arapahoe Libraries in Colorado, a county with more than 600,000 residents). In 2020 he became the new director of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. His second novel, The Gospel According to Danny, is in submission, and he is currently hard at work on a novella set in Prague.