Ayse Papatya Bucak
Delray Beach, FL – “My short fiction was selected for the 2014 Pushcart Prize and the 2013 O.Henry Prize Stories. Recent stories have been published in The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, Witness, The Normal School and Prairie Schooner.”
EC Maxe Crandell
Brooklyn, NY (1st session)– Maxe is the author of the chapbooks Together Men Make Paradigms (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs) and Emoji for Cher Heart (belladonna* chaplet). Together Men Make Paradigms premiered at Dixon Place with an all poet and activist cast and was a finalist for the 2014 Leslie Scalapino Award. Maxe is the recipient of the Poetry Project’s Emerge-Surface-Be Fellowship and the Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship.
Brockton, MA – Samantha grew up in Brockton just south of Boston; She continues to live and work in the Boston area. Her work has been deeply impacted by these roots, and is expressed through her choices of materials and content. She graduated from MFA program The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2005 and received her undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art, in 1996 and now is adjunct faculty at Mass Art. Samantha has received past funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, International Fiber Collaborative, The Artist Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community… more »
Yolanda J. Franklin
Tallahassee, FL (2nd session)- Yolanda’s work is forthcoming or has appeared in PMS:poemmemoirstory, Sugar House Review, Crab Orchard Review’s American South Issue, The Hoot & Howl of the Owl Anthology of Hurston Wright Writers’ Week, SPECS: Journal of Arts & Culture’s Kaleidoscopic Points Issue. Her awards include a 2012 Cave Canem fellowship, the 2013 Florida State University English Graduate Student Kingsbury Award, and several scholarships, including a summer at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Indiana Writer’s Week, and Colrain Poetry Manuscript Workshop. Her collection of poems, Nylons & Vinyl, was a finalist for the 2013 Crab Orchard Series… more »
Iowa City, IA – Jason is a film and video maker currently teaching at the University of Iowa. His work has received awards and been programmed at many festivals and venues, including Rotterdam, Anthology Film Archives, the Austrian Museum, Media City, Margaret Mead and more.
Under Foot & Overstory, winner of a Jury Prize from the New York Underground Film Festival, can be rented from the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. Some of his recent video work can be seen as part of ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969-2009, a 5-DVD Anthology distributed… more »
New York, NY – Joanne is a freelance writer, theatre director, translator, has produced many Latin American plays and concerts in New York and is the winner of two Obie Awards. In 1967 she founded TOLA (Theatre of Latin America, Inc.), a New York-based nonprofit arts organization that pioneered artistic exchange between the US and Latin America. During 15 years as TOLA’s artistic director, Joanne traveled frequently to Latin America to develop arts exchange programs and build a Latin American theatre library of more than 3,000 volumes. In 2002 the TOLA Collection was acquired by the Lincoln Center Library for… more »
Brooklyn, NY – Saxophonist, flutist, and composer Anna Webber is an integral part of a new wave of the Brooklyn avant-garde jazz scene. According to critics, her music “…taps the useful frictions between contemporary classical music and modern jazz.” (Nate Chinen, NYT). Her new trio album, SIMPLE, which features Matt Mitchell and John Hollenbeck, was released on September 16th 2014 on Skirl Records. Webber also leads a septet called ‘Percussive Mechanics’, and is a member of the trio ‘Jagged Spheres’ along with drummer Devin Gray and pianist Elias Stemeseder. In 2014 she won the BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize… more »