The Ongoing Dancer is an award given annually on Scott Wannberg's birthday as a gift from the estate of Scott Wannberg, in Scott's name. Scott truly loved mentoring and supporting others as best he could. Last year's recipient was Beyond Baroque director Richard Modiano. This year's recipient is poet, writer, teacher, tour guide, Los Angeles historian and community activist Mike Sonksen, better known to many as Mike The Poet... Mr. Los Angeles!
Mike Sonksen with Scott looking over his shoulder (photo by Mark Savage, kisses by Carlye Archibeque). Mike is holding the Ongoing Dancer certificate in his left hand and in his right hand a fresh copy of Scott's second book The Electric Yes Indeed! (1989) published by myself in association with Shelf Life Press. The copy Mike was given is rather unique in that it is a new copy with Scott's signature and no inscription. It was rare that Scott signed anything without an inscription. Photo by S.A. Griffin.
The certificate, with art by Ken Tao, "For dedication to poem, process and community." The Ongoing Dancers was the handle that Scott used for his yahoo E-list.
"so much depends upon a red wheelbarrow..." WCW