September, 2012

Session 1: Kareri Nair, Ohad Matalon, Ziboukle Martinaityte, Jeneva Stone, Stephen Motika, Jen Silverman, Rebecca Wolff

Session 2: Kasia Nikhamina, Jeanne Williamson, Michael Forstrom, Ziboukle Martinaityte, Jen Silverman, Ohad Matalon (not pictured)

Michael Forstrom

Woodbridge, CT – “For a number of years I’ve juggled work, family, and writing. Most of my time goes to work and children, hence the proposal. I’d like to tip the scales, even if only slightly. My academic training is in modern European history and philosophy, though my interest is in literature, and for several years now I’ve been working as an archivist, responsible for literary archives and material, at the Beinecke Library at Yale. I’ve published short fiction and poetry, most recently with Phylum Press (2007).
     I’ve been aware of the Millay Colony for years, possibly from… more »

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Zibuokle Martinaityte

New York, NY – Lithuanian-born Zibuokle is a composer on an international scale. Although primarily centralized in Europe, her activity is gaining momentum in the USA. In 2008, she was commissioned by MATA festival on their 10th anniversary premiering her piece “Polarities“ by The Knights Chamber Orchestra. In 2009 and 2011 she was awarded a fellowship for a residency at The MacDowell Colony for Artists in New Hampshire and was granted the award for residency at the Aaron Copland house in 2010. Her most recent activities include “Other Minds” Fellowship (San Francisco, CA) for the spring of 2011 and receiving… more »

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Ohad Matalon

Tel Aviv, Israel – “Born in 1972 in Israel, and currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. Studied for M.F.A. and B.F.A at the Bezalel Academy of Art. My works have been shown internationally in various galleries and museums in London, New York, Hamburg, Rome, and Tapei. In Israel, my work was exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Herzeliya Museum of Art, and the Petach Tikva Museum of Art. In 2009, I participated in the Tel Aviv-Yaffo Biennial and in the 2nd Herzliya Bienniale, in which I exhibited the “Today” project.
     My work has been… more »

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Stephen Motika

New York, NY – Stephen was born in Santa Monica, California. He is the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009) and the author of the poetry chapbooks, Arrival and At Mono (2007) and In the Madrones (2011). His first collection of poetry, Western Practice, will be published by Alice James Books in April 2012. Recent work has appeared in At Length, The Brooklyn Review, Eleven Eleven, The Boog City Reader 4, and The Poetry Project Newsletter.
     The Field, his collaboration with visual artist Dianna Frid, was on view at Gallery 400 at the University… more »

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Kaveri Nair

New York, NY – “I received my MFA in Painting from RISD in 2007. Since then, my work has been exhibited in several group shows in New York City, where I live, including at Rachel Uffner gallery, The Notary Public, and Occasional Projects. In 2009 I was awarded a three month artists residency at Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts in Snowmass, CO, and in 2010, I was an artist in residence at Yaddo for 2 months.”

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Kasia Nikhamina

Brooklyn, NY – Kasia’s  first play, REDBEARD & DOMICELLA, directed by Michael Rau, was presented in the Too Soon Festival at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in June 2010. Her one-act, TWO MEN BE IN THE PARK, was presented in a series of plays that imagined Central Park in different decades. The May 2010 production was directed by Darragh Martin (The Invisible Company). Her work has been regularly performed at Hearth Gods, a reading series at Jimmy’s No. 43 in the East Village. Three scenes of her new play, NIXON OUT OF OFFICE, were read at Hearth Gods in… more »

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Jen Silverman

New York, NY –  Born in the US, Jen was raised in America, Europe and Asia. She received her BA from Brown University and recently received her MFA from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Her plays have been developed with New Georges in NYC where she is an Affiliated Artist, New York Stage & Film/ Powerhouse Theatre Company at Vassar College, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the hotINK International Festival (NYC), The Lark Playwrights Week and Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. Her work has been produced in the NYC International Fringe Festival, in the Source Festival in DC, in New Mexico, Seattle,… more »

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Jeneva Stone

Bethesda, MD – Jeneva holds an MFA in poetry from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, and PhD in Renaissance literature from Columbia University. She has also been the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities. In recent years, she has been an active volunteer for Alice James Books, as a fundraiser, reading organizer, and public relations helper. Her nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Collagist, Poetry International, and Poet Lore. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Colorado Review, Pleiades, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Literary Mama, and others. In 2007, she was… more »

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Jeanne Williamson

Natick, MA – “I have a BFA in Fibers from Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), and also a MSAEd in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art. Besides creating my mixed media artwork, I also do freelance web design, I wrote The Uncommon Quilter, a how-to crafts book, in 2007and I’m about to write a second book.
     I’ve had solo shows at Providence College in Providence, RI, and also at the Danforth Museum of Art, in Framingham, MA. I’ve also been in numerous two-person, invitational and juried shows in the past 20+ years…. more »

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Rebecca Wolff

Hudson, NY – Rebecca is the author of three books of poems (Manderley, Figment, and The King) and the novel The Beginners (Riverhead Books, 2011). She is the editor of Fence and Fence Books and the publisher of the Constant Critic.

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