May, 2012

Maud Casey, Alex Weiser, Masha Tupitsyn, Gregory Hayes, Jaimie Karnes, Jennifer Yorke, Lacy M. Johnson

Maud Casey

Washington, D.C. – “My most recent novel, Genealogy (HarperCollins), was published in May 2006. Genealogy was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice book. Excerpts from the novel appeared in Sonora Review, Prairie Schooner (“Firefly Flash” received the Jane Geske Award for work published in Prairie Schooner in 2006) and My first novel, The Shape of Things to Come (William Morrow/HarperCollins) was published in 2001 and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. My second book, a short story collection called Drastic (William Morrow/HarperCollins), was published in 2002 and included two stories that received… more »

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Gregory Hayes

Brooklyn, NY – Gregory was born in Buffalo, New York, 1980. He is an alumnus of the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, where he was named Most Distinguished Artist, and of the State University of New York. He received his MFA in Painting from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College where he studied with Vito Acconci. Hayes is featured in the 2011 North American Graduate Art Survey and recently had a solo exhibition at RULE Gallery in Denver, CO. Hayes also received a 2011 Professional-Development Honorable Mention in the Visual Arts from the College Art Association… more »

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Lacy M. Johnson

Overland Park, KS  – “Before earning a PhD from University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program, I worked as a cashier at WalMart, sold steaks door-to-door, and puppeteered with a traveling children’s museum. More recently, I’ve taught writing to just about everyone under the sun—from graduate students at top-tier research institutions to women recovering from substance abuse; from teenagers in their first year at a small, Baptist college to bilingual second-graders in Houston’s East End. I’ve received grants and fellowships from the Kansas Arts Commission, and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. My first book of nonfiction, a memoir… more »

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Jaime Karnes

South Burlington, VT – Jamie, originally from Burlington, VT, teaches fiction writing at Gotham Writers’ Workshop and English Literature in New Jersey. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in GRANTA, The Adirondack Review, Etude Magazine, Storyglossia, Staccato Fiction, and Fiction365 among others. She received 2011 summer fellowships to the MacDowell Colony and Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

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Masha Tupitsyn

NY, NY Masha is the author of LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film (ZerO Books, 2011), Beauty Talk & Monsters, a collection of film-based stories (Semiotext(e) Press, 2007), and co-editor of the anthology Life As We Show It: Writing on Film (City Lights, 2009), which was voted one of the best film books of 2009 by Dennis Cooper, January Magazine, Shelf Awareness, and Chicago\’s New City. She is currently working on a new book of essays on film, Screen to Screen, and Love Dog: A Year in Love, a blog project which is being published by Penny-Ante Editions in 2012. She… more »

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Alex Weiser

NY, NY – “I studied composition at Yale University. My music has been performed at festivals around the world including the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival New Music Workshop, HighSCORE festival in Pavia Italy, June in Buffalo, and the European American Musical Alliance in Paris. At school and festivals I have studied with teachers including Martin Bresnick, Paul Alan Levi, Michael Klingbeil, Chris Theofanidis, Ingram Marshall, Kathryn Alexander, Michel Merlet, David Lang, David Felder, Bernard Rands, Amy Kirsten, and Giovanni Albini.
     My music has been commissioned and premiered by professional ensembles including the JACK quartet, Argento New Music Project, Fifth… more »

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Jennifer Yorke

Chicago, IL – Jennifer is an artist who works with installation, drawing, print, photography and bookbinding. Jennifer’s work is an examination of the slippage between the public and private self, and is held in collections at the Auckland Gallery of Art, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Huntsville Museum of Art and other institutions. Her work is included in two recent books, William Fick and Elizabeth Grabowski\’s Printmaking (Prentice Hall); and Joann Moser’s essay “Digital Déjà Vu”, a part of Printed on Paper: The Techniques, History and Conservation of Printed Media (Northumbria University).
     Yorke graduated from… more »

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