Archives: Residencies Archive

Seattle, WA -  Sheree is the 2015 Lucille Geier Lakes Writer-in-Residence at Smith College, where she is teaching a Writing the Marvelous Real / magical realism course. She is the author of Shotgun Lullabies: Stories & Poems (Aqueduct Press) and is the award-winning editor of the groundbreaking anthology, Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and… more »

Los Angeles, CA - -3rd Place: Austin American Statesman Essay Scholarship Contest, 1st Place: Veterans of Foreign Wars Essay Contest, 3rd Place: University Interscholastic League Essay Contest, 1st Place: Fine Arts Festival Essay Scholarship Contest, Accepted to Act One Screenwriting Program / Graduate. more »

Ithaca, NY - Rob Costello writes fiction for and about young people. He holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His short fiction for adults has appeared in Narrative, Eclectica, and Pindeldyboz. He has lectured and/or led workshops on the craft of writing for young people at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, the Boston Globe/Horn… more »

Far Rockaway, NY –Ian makes site-specific room-sized installations comprised of built structures, large paintings, and handmade and collected objects. Past projects include a temporary Travel Agency constructed in an empty Italian ice storefront in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a mock park ranger booth at a NYC public park, a museum dedicated to a forgotten history of Governors Island, and a recreation of the home and work of a fictional artist and… more »

Seattle, WA –Michelle’s work as multidisciplinary artist includes installation, sculpture and mixed media. Her visual art practice spans 24 years and a 19-year career as a dance and performance artist.  Michelle creates immersive environments that connect communities, illuminate voices and explore concepts that are personally and collectively relevant to the human experience. Her interest is in creating transformative experiences through the creative process and through exhibition, utilizing the devices… more »

Brooklyn, NY (2nd session)- Through a combination of sculpture, drawing and photography, my work explores the cognitive gap between understandability and  believability.  I use silhouettes and shadow play as a means to create figurative abstractions.     Artworks have been shown in New York City, Montreal, Japan and St. James Trinidad.  more »

Minneapolis, MN – Erin Kate Ryan's fiction has been published by Glimmer Train, Conjunctions, and A cappella Zoo, and is forthcoming from Hayden's Ferry Review. She's received scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Edward Albee Foundation, and Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, among others. She's been named a winner, finalist, or short-lister for a bunch of other stuff that doesn't matter so much since… more »

Ridgewood, NY (1st session)– “I graduated from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with a BFA after being awarded a partial merit scholarship and the Drawing Breath Award. In 2008 I was selected to attend the New York Studio Program, operated by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design. In the past couple of years I participated in group shows at Family Business (Don't… more »

Totowa, NJ - After completing an M.A. in political economy Ed Peters became a photographer. At first he worked as a freelancer and staff photographer for various publications, but in 1990 he relocated to Asia. While living there he photographed the plight of Burmese refugees and the pro democracy movement in Nepal. After returning to the United States he joined the photo agency, Impact Visuals. During the next several… more »

St. Davids, PA - I am the author of The Playgroup (part of the Gemma Open Door novella series to promote adult literacy), the novel My Life as a Girl (Random House), and numerous short stories, reviews, articles and essays that have appeared most recently in Creative Nonfiction, Cleaver, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. I’ve twice been named a Discipline Winner in Fiction by the Pew Fellowships in the Arts,… more »

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