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Jan 6, 2014 - Feb 21, 2014 • Vanessa Li •Writing • Coquitlam,British Columbia

Vanessa Li


Location: Coquitlam , British Columbia

Dates of residence: Jan 6, 2014 - Feb 21, 2014

Vanessa Li holds a BFA in Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia and a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia University in New York City. Her fiction has appeared in The Fiddlehead: Atlantic Canada's International Journal. She is currently working on a darkly-comedic memoir about her crazy Chinese family. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jan 6, 2014 - Jan 17, 2014 • Elizabeth Sanders •Writing • Astoria,NY

Elizabeth Sanders


Location: Astoria , NY

Dates of residence: Jan 6, 2014 - Jan 17, 2014

Elizabeth Sanders is a fiction writer. Her first novel is forthcoming from Chin Music Press. Her short fiction has appeared in The Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, The International Feminist Journal of Politics, and Portal Press' anthology Something in the Water. She has a B.A. in English and creative writing from Fordham University and an M.F.A. in fiction from The New School. She has received residencies from The Kimmel Harding Nelscon Center for the Arts, The Vermont Studio Center and CAMAC, centre d'art, Marnay. She is from New Orleans and lives in New York City. She is currently working on a novel about women in combat.

Jan 6, 2014 - Jan 24, 2014 • Amanda Smith •Visual • Lincoln,NE

Amanda Smith


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Jan 6, 2014 - Jan 24, 2014

Awards: Nebraska Residency Award

Amanda Smith is a painter living in Lincoln, NE. Smith earned her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her BA from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally, with exhibitions in Chicago, Kansas City, the Twin Cities, Dallas, and Miami and Seattle metros. She was a visiting artist at Temple University, Rome, Italy, and was awarded a residency at Art 342 in Fort Collins, CO. Smith has taught at Indiana University and Minnesota State University, Mankato, and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor and Gallery Director at Doane College in NE.

Jan 6, 2014 - Jan 31, 2014 • Elizabeth Stehling •Visual • Hastings,NE

Elizabeth Stehling


Location: Hastings , NE

Dates of residence: Jan 6, 2014 - Jan 31, 2014

Awards: Nebraska Residency Award

Elizabeth Stehling grew up in South Carolina and creates videos using folk dances to explore essential gestures between people. Her projects are informed by participants and reveal timely connections to a sense of place. Her drawings, photographs, and short videos have been included in exhibitions and film festivals such as the Grand Point Weird Video Festival in VT; Wassaic Film Festival in NY; Grounds Arts in NYC; ARC Gallery in Chicago; Asheville Art Museum in NC; and the Lab for Electronic and Performing Arts in Berlin. She graduated from Pratt Institute's Studio Art program with her M.F.A. in 2010. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Wassaic Project in 2013. Stehling currently teaches in the art department at Hastings College in Nebraska and also produces independent videos for clients. A solo exhibition of her recent video work opens in February 2014 at the Hastings College Art Gallery.

Jan 13, 2014 - Feb 7, 2014 • Luke Polipnick •Composition • Omaha,NE

Luke Polipnick


Location: Omaha , NE

Dates of residence: Jan 13, 2014 - Feb 7, 2014

Luke Polipnick is a creative guitarist, composer, and educator in Omaha, Nebraska. He is originally from Minneapolis, MN, a city whose influence is noticeable in his unselfconscious genre-blurring and emphasis on the collective "band" ethos. His writing and playing display an emotive intensity and density that is balanced by plainly spoken, angular lyricism. Luke's music is an interpretation of the jazz diaspora distilled through free improvisational process and Americana, pop, electronica, and global folkloric vernaculars.

Luke earned a Bachelors of Music in composition at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln under Dr. Randall Snyder. He went on to earn his Masters of Music at Northern Illinois University under acclaimed guitar virtuoso and educator Fareed Haque. Now based in Omaha, he maintains active ties to the Chicago, Minneapolis, and Kansas City creative music communities, and tours regularly. He is on the faculty at the Omaha Conservatory of Music as a guitar and theory instructor, and is the co-founder/curator of the Almost Music Concert Series in Omaha, which seeks to foster connections, growth and experimentation in the Midwestern music community.

Jan 20, 2014 - Jan 31, 2014 • Laura Davis •Writing • Oakland,CA

Laura Davis


Location: Oakland , CA

Dates of residence: Jan 20, 2014 - Jan 31, 2014

Laura Joyce Davis won the 2013 Poets & Writers California Exchange Award, given every three years to introduce one emerging fiction writer and poet to the New York literary community. She received a 2010-2011 Fulbright scholarship in the Philippines to complete research for her novel about sex trafficking. She was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize, the 2006 Best New American Voices, and was a two-time winner of the Mills College Prize for Graduate Fiction. She lives in Oakland with her husband and son.

Jan 27, 2014 - Feb 21, 2014 • Eric Charlton •Visual • Stoneboro,PA

Eric Charlton


Location: Stoneboro , PA

Dates of residence: Jan 27, 2014 - Feb 21, 2014

Born in Western Pennsylvania, Eric D. Charlton received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in December of 2012. Working primarily three and four dimensionally, his work resides heavily in the categories of kinetic, performative, time based, and installation. Singular pieces are built upon individual concept; Charlton ties together his overall body of work through the thematic similarities that are deeply ingrained in a personal ideology, such as logic/madness. Recently having moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, Charlton intends to pursue his Master's Degree candidacy within next five years.

Feb 3, 2014 - Feb 21, 2014 • Amina Gautier •Writing • Chicago,IL

Amina Gautier


Location: Chicago , IL

Dates of residence: Feb 3, 2014 - Feb 21, 2014

Amina Gautier is the author of the short story collections At-Risk, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award and Now We Will Be Happy, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. Eighty of her short stories have been published, appearing in such places as Best African American Fiction, Callaloo, Glimmer Train Stories, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review among others. Her stories have been honored with the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize, the Danahy Prize, the Jack Dyer Prize, the Lamar York Prize, the Schlafly Microfiction Award, and the William Richey Award. She has received fellowships, residencies and scholarships from the American Antiquarian Society, Breadloaf Writer's Conference, Hawthornden, Macdowell Colony, Prairie Center of the Arts, Sewanee Writer's Conference, Ucross Foundation and Vermont Studio Center as well as grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Feb 3, 2014 - Feb 28, 2014 • Shihori Yamamoto •Visual • Yokohama,Japan

Shihori Yamamoto


Location: Yokohama , Japan

Dates of residence: Feb 3, 2014 - Feb 28, 2014

Shihori Yamamoto was born in Japan, in 1988. She has recently graduated from Pratt Institute with her Master of Fine Arts emphasis in New Forms. She also received her Bachelor of Architecture from Musashino Art University (Tokyo), in 2011. Recent awards include Vermont Studio Center Writer/Artist Grant, The 2011 ITO Foundation Fellowship for Japanese Student, and Musashino Art University Grant. She was an Artist-in-Residence at Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) in 2013. She creates site-specific architectural installations. She has been constantly altering environments into red, orange, and yellow, since the warm colors make her feel relaxed and protected. Her works have been shown both in New York and Tokyo.

Feb 10, 2014 - Feb 21, 2014 • Cody Kauhl •Composition • Kansas City,MO

Cody Kauhl


Location: Kansas City , MO

Dates of residence: Feb 10, 2014 - Feb 21, 2014

Awards: Transitional Artist Residency Award

Cody Kauhl is an acoustic/electronic/visual composer that investigates the hidden musical potential of urban and rural noise pollution. His work has been performed at international and national festivals and conferences including the Center of Cypriot Composers and the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States. Cody graduated in 2011 with a B.M. in Music Theory/Composition at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is currently completing an M.M. in Music Composition at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Cody regularly collaborates with choreographers and has had his compositions performed at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Electronic Music Midwest, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, the Great Plains Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference, 60×60, Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance, Kansas City Fringe Festival, Paragraph Gallery, and PLUG Projects. His work can be found on Ablaze Records.

Feb 24, 2014 - Apr 11, 2014 • Emily Bowser •Visual • Johnstown,PA

Emily Bowser


Location: Johnstown , PA

Dates of residence: Feb 24, 2014 - Apr 11, 2014

Emily Bowser received her MFA from the University of Iowa in 2009. Since then she has traveled throughout the country to make work at venues such as Ox- Bow (Saugatuck, MI), Byrdcliffe Artists Guild (Woodstock, NY), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), The Pajama Factory (Williamsport, PA) and The Fabric Workshop & Museum (Philadelphia, PA) and Taliesin Artist in Residence Program (TARP) through the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (Spring Green, WI).

She has exhibited her work at The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE), Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia, PA), Nahcotta Gallery (Portsmouth, NH), Vox Populi, James Oliver Gallery, Crane Arts (Philadelphia, PA), Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (Loretto, PA), Space 1026 (Philadelphia, PA) ArtSpace Gallery (Richmond, VA), Sixth Street Gallery (Vancouver, WA), Heuser Art Center Gallery (Peoria, IL).

She currently resides in Pennsylvania where she makes her work and teaches Art and Yoga to kids.

Feb 24, 2014 - Apr 11, 2014 • Erika Diehl •Visual • Baltimore,MD

Erika Diehl


Location: Baltimore , MD

Dates of residence: Feb 24, 2014 - Apr 11, 2014

Erika Diehl was raised by wolves in the mountains of south eastern Alaska. She paints about the act of looking, the dialectic of interior and exterior and the experience of time through color. Evocative of landscape and vaguely anthropomorphic, her paintings occupy a space between representation and abstraction. She received her Bachelor of Art in Painting from Portland State University in 2011, and her Master of Fine Art from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. She has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, PLAYA, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Jentel. Received an email from Erika in August 2017. She now lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She is now Erika Nakatani and her website is

Feb 24, 2014 - Mar 21, 2014 • Geoffrey Kronik •Writing • Brookline,MA

Geoffrey Kronik


Location: Brookline , MA

Dates of residence: Feb 24, 2014 - Mar 21, 2014

Geoff Kronik received his MFA in fiction writing from Warren Wilson College in 2012. Previously he spent twenty-five years in sales and marketing. His stories and essays have appeared in Salamander, Opium, SmokeLong Quarterly, Litro, The Lancet, The Boston Globe and elsewhere. He grew up in Ithaca, NY, lived in Manhattan for many years, and now makes his home in Brookline, MA. He is currently at work on short stories in which the working lives of characters is frequent source of material.

Feb 24, 2014 - Mar 14, 2014 • Rebecca Myers •Writing • Athens,GA

Rebecca Myers


Location: Athens , GA

Dates of residence: Feb 24, 2014 - Mar 14, 2014

Alicia Rebecca Myers received her MA in English from UGA in 2001 and her MFA in Poetry from NYU in 2007, where she was a Goldwater Writing Fellow. Most recently, her work has appeared in Cream City Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Georgia (Texas A&M), and jubilat. Her chapbook Greener was released in 2009 from Finishing Line Press. Rebecca lives in Athens, Georgia, where she is at work on her first full length manuscript. She writes at

Feb 24, 2014 - Apr 4, 2014 • Andrew Turpening •Composition • Duluth,MN

Andrew Turpening


Location: Duluth , MN

Dates of residence: Feb 24, 2014 - Apr 4, 2014

Andrew Turpening is a Minnesota-based musician, composer, music producer, and photographer.

His primary instruments are drums, percussion, and piano. He specializes in rhythms from Cuba and Brazil and studied in Cuba and Spain with some of the world's best Latin percussionists.

Andrew composes primarily in two original styles: 'Pop-umentary', which blends pop music with documentary-style interviews, and 'Baroque Breakbeat', which blends modern rhythms with Baroque-styled string arrangements.

His project "The Land of 10,000 Homeless" documented the lives of the homeless in Minnesota. Songs from the project were featured on National Public Radio and are used in classes addressing poverty (visit to see the project).

Andrew has received grants and fellowships for his compositions from several foundations and organizations. Andrew received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and currently studies piano, music theory and percussion.

Andrew's second career as a social worker informs and inspires his art.

Mar 17, 2014 - Apr 4, 2014 • Judy Brackett •Writing • Nevada City,CA

Judy Brackett


Location: Nevada City , CA

Dates of residence: Mar 17, 2014 - Apr 4, 2014

Judy Brackett's stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tule Review, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Canary, Midwest Prairie Review, Squaw Valley Review, About Place, THEODATE, The Waterhouse Review, Sierra Songs & Descants (Hip Pocket Press), The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets (Backwaters Press), and elsewhere.
She has taught creative writing and English literature and composition at Sierra College. Born in Fremont, Nebraska, she has lived in California's northern Sierra Nevada foothills for many years.
Judy is married to photographer Gene Crowe, and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She believes that the right words in the right places are worth a thousand pictures, and, as other writers have said, she writes to discover what she thinks.

Mar 24, 2014 - May 2, 2014 • Amy Butcher •Writing • Washington,NH

Amy Butcher


Location: Washington , NH

Dates of residence: Mar 24, 2014 - May 2, 2014

Amy Butcher is an essayist whose work appears in Tin House, Salon, The Kenyon Review, Fourth Genre, Brevity, American Short Fiction, The Rumpus, The North American Review, Vela, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Hobart and Gawker, among others. She earned her MFA from the University of Iowa and is the recipient of scholarships and awards from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the University of Iowa, Word Riot Inc., the Stanley Foundation for International Research, the Academy of American Poets, and Colgate University's 2012-2013 Olive B. O'Connor Creative Writing Fellowship. She is a contributing writer for the Barnes & Noble Book Blog and teaches for Chatham University's Masters of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing Degree, Southern New Hampshire University's Masters in English and Creative Writing Degree, the Loft Literary Center, Barrelhouse online, the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska. She currently resides in New Hampshire.

Apr 7, 2014 - Apr 18, 2014 • Joy Christiansen Erb •Visual • Poland,OH

Joy Christiansen Erb


Location: Poland , OH

Dates of residence: Apr 7, 2014 - Apr 18, 2014

Joy Christiansen Erb is a contemporary photographer whose creative research explores themes such as identity, family and motherhood. Her most recent body of work titled Portrait of a Mother is an autobiographical journey examining the lives of her family and her domestic space.

Christiansen Erb's work was recently recognized with the juror's choice award for the exhibition IDentity at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. Her work has gained recognition through regional and national exhibitions including venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee and The Women's Museum in Dallas. She has lectured about her work nationally, most recently presenting her work at the Midwest SPE conference in Lincoln, NE.

She resides in Youngstown, Ohio, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University. She received her B.F.A. from Miami University, Oxford, OH and her M.F.A. from Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX.

Apr 7, 2014 - May 2, 2014 • Andrew Cole •Composition • Appleton,WI

Andrew Cole


Location: Appleton , WI

Dates of residence: Apr 7, 2014 - May 2, 2014

Andrew Seager Cole is a composer and media artist. He is a founding member of the Digital Honk Box ensemble and the Afternow collective and was the vice president of the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance. His works have been performed at numerous festivals including ICMC, June in Buffalo, Music X, SEAMUS, and EABD. Awards include a 2013 Fulbright to New Zealand, the 2008 NACUSA Young Composer's Competition, the 2006 Prix d'Ete, and the Robert Hall Lewis and Otto Ortman Awards. Recent commissions include works for Bassist Jeremy Baguyos and the University of Nebraska at Omaha Wind Ensemble, The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, and Saxophonist Nick Zoulek. Andrew holds a BA in philosophy and music from Goucher College, MM's in computer music and composition from Peabody Conservatory, and is currently ABD in Composition at the University of Missouri, Kansas City where he was a Doctoral Chancellor's Fellow.

Apr 14, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014 • Isaac Anderson •Writing • Kansas City,MO

Isaac Anderson


Location: Kansas City , MO

Dates of residence: Apr 14, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014

Isaac Anderson is an essayist from Kansas City. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Image, Portland, Fourth River, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Writers Chronicle, and elsewhere. He received an MFA in nonfiction from Ohio State University and was the Writer-in-Residence at Lenoir-Rhyne University in the spring of 2012. His piece "Lord God Bird" (Image, No. 72) was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays, 2013.

Apr 14, 2014 - May 23, 2014 • Katherine Rondina •Visual • Columbus,IN

Katherine Rondina


Location: Columbus , IN

Dates of residence: Apr 14, 2014 - May 23, 2014

Katherine Rondina is an artist currently living in the Midwest. Originally from Massachusetts, she earned her BFA in photography from New Mexico State University and her MFA in photography from the University of Oregon. Most recently she participated in a Signal Fire Residency Expedition trip in Montana and completed her thesis exhibition, Silence Becomes Matter, which was exhibited in Portland, Oregon. She frequently exhibits work throughout the country in juried exhibitions and solo shows.

May 5, 2014 - May 30, 2014 • Thomas McConnell •Writing • Spartanburg,SC

Thomas McConnell


Location: Spartanburg , SC

Dates of residence: May 5, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Thomas McConnell's work has appeared in the Connecticut Review, the Cortland Review, Shenandoah, Calabash, Yemassee, the Emrys Journal, the Charleston Post & Courier, Crossroads: A Southern Annual, Writing Macao, and Ars Medica among other publications. His awards and prizes include the South Carolina Academy of Authors Fiction Fellowship, the Hackney National Literary Award for the Short Story, Porter Fleming Awards for Fiction, Essay, and Drama, the South Carolina Fiction Project, the H.E. Francis Award, and the Hardagree Award for Fiction. His lectures and readings have taken him to Istanbul, Berlin, and the Sorbonne in Paris. A Picture Book of Hell and Other Landscapes, a collection of stories, was published by Texas Tech University Press and nominated for the PEN/Bingham Award and the John Gardner Award for Short Fiction. A Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic for 2005-2006, he taught American literature and creative writing at Masaryk University.

May 5, 2014 - May 30, 2014 • Kasia Ozga •Visual • Kenilworth,IL

Kasia Ozga


Location: Kenilworth , IL

Dates of residence: May 5, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Kasia Ozga was born in Warsaw, Poland shortly before the declaration of martial law. After living in Berlin, Springfield, Glenview, Boston, and Krakow, she now works between Paris and Chicago. Ozga creates public artworks and sculptural installations in a variety of materials for both interior and exterior spaces. Her works depicts the changing relationship between the human body and our environment either directly, through the use of organic materials intentionally affected by weather conditions over time, or indirectly, via visual metaphors for the experience of time. She has designed everything from permanent interactive landscapes to temporary time based installations out of materials ranging from bread to pixels to bronze. The conceptual goals and environmental contexts of each piece influence the materials which Ozga selects. Ozga is a former Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship recipient, Harriet Hale Woolley Grant recipient from the Fondation des Etats-Unis and Young Professional Artist Travel Grant recipient from the Polish Ministry of Culture grantee. Her work has been exhibited in 5 states in the USA and in 10 countries.

May 12, 2014 - Jun 6, 2014 • Kate Partridge •Writing • Annandale,VA

Kate Partridge


Location: Annandale , VA

Dates of residence: May 12, 2014 - Jun 6, 2014

Awards: Transitional Artist Residency Award

Kate Partridge received her MFA in poetry from George Mason University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in BLOOM, Barrelhouse, RHINO, and MAYDAY, among others. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where she teaches at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the 49 Writing Center and co-coordinates the Crosscurrents Reading Series.

May 19, 2014 - May 30, 2014 • Sean Lyman •Visual • Springfield,MO

Sean Lyman


Location: Springfield , MO

Dates of residence: May 19, 2014 - May 30, 2014

May 26, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014 • Naomi Falk •Visual • Williamsburg,VA

Naomi Falk


Location: Williamsburg , VA

Dates of residence: May 26, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014

Naomi J. Falk grew up in the wilds of Michigan and, from an early age, planned to be an archaeologist, a brain surgeon, a heart surgeon, a meteorologist, and travel around the world with Jacques Cousteau. None of those worked out, but she did learn to scuba dive and ended up studying sculpture and ceramics at Michigan State and Portland State University and received an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has exhibited regionally and nationally, and done residencies in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony and chaNorth in NY, and at Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland. Currently, Falk is a Visiting Assistant Professor, Gallery Coordinator and Technician in the Art & Art History Department at The College of William & Mary. She contemplates physical and psychological relationships to place.

Jun 9, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014 • Sara Batkie •Writing • Brooklyn,NY

Sara Batkie


Location: Brooklyn , NY

Dates of residence: Jun 9, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014

Sara Batkie hails from the midwest where she received her BA in English from the University of Iowa in 2008. She left for the big city soon after to pursue her Masters in Creative Writing at New York University and graduated from the Fiction program in 2010. Her work has been published in various journals and received mention in the 2011 Best American Short Stories anthology. Currently she lives in Brooklyn where she writes as much as she can stand and works in Manhattan as the Development Associate for The Center for Fiction.

Jun 9, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014 • Josh Johnson •Visual • Lincoln,NE

Josh Johnson


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Jun 9, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014

Awards: Nebraska Residency Award

Josh Johnson was born and raised in the Heart O' Lakes region of west central Minnesota near the Red River Valley of the North. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Dakota in 2004 and continued his art education, studying sculpture for a year at the University of South Dakota before entering graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2010. He exhibits nationally and has been included in exhibitions at Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, the Sioux City Art Center, the 2009 North American Graduate Art Survey at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and was a finalist for the William & Dorothy Yeck Award in the 2011 Young Sculptors Competition at Miami University-Ohio. Johnson lives in Lincoln, NE where he maintains a studio, is an on-call exhibition technician at the Sheldon Museum of Art, and teaches part-time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Jun 9, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014 • Megan Kaminski •Writing • Lawrence,KS

Megan Kaminski


Location: Lawrence , KS

Dates of residence: Jun 9, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014

Megan Kaminski's first book of poetry is Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012). She is also the author of seven chapbooks, most recently Wintering Prairie (Dusie Kollektiv, 2014. Her current work Deep City explores the body and the city as architectures in crisis. She is Assistant Professor of Poetry Writing at the University of Kansas. She also curates the Taproom Poetry Series in downtown Lawrence.

Jun 9, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014 • Dawn Newton •Writing • East Lansing,MI

Dawn Newton


Location: East Lansing , MI

Dates of residence: Jun 9, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014

Dawn Newton grew up in Oakland County, Michigan, and attended Michigan State University, studying English and Creative Writing. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Virginia and a Master of Arts in Fiction from the Johns Hopkins University. She has published stories and poems in Gargoyle, the South Carolina Review, the Clackamas Literary Review, Driftwood, the Bear River Review, and other literary magazines. Her completed novel, The Remnants of Summer, will be published in 2014. She teaches creative writing in the Department of English at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014 • Dena Alfrasiabi •Writing • Austin,TX

Dena Alfrasiabi


Location: Austin , TX

Dates of residence: Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014

Dena Afrasiabi was born in Shiraz, Iran, grew up in California and currently resides in Austin, Texas. Her short fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Prick of the Spindle, JMWW, Weave Magazine and the anthology Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers among many others. She received her MFA in fiction from Rutgers-Newark University and co-edits the journal Elsewhere Lit with Nandini Dhar.

Jul 7, 2014 - Jul 18, 2014 • Morgan Craig •Visual • Philadelphia,PA

Morgan Craig


Location: Philadelphia , PA

Dates of residence: Jul 7, 2014 - Jul 18, 2014

Morgan Craig has exhibited throughout the U.S.A. Canada, Europe, and Australia, including OK Harris in New York City, SPACES in Cleveland, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and the Australian National University. Craig has received numerous awards including, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (2007, 2011), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for 2006 and 2008. He has also been invited to several residencies including, Cite Internationale des Arts, the Macdowell Colony, Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts, and Proekt Fabrika in Moscow, Russia. During the fall semester of 2010, he was the visiting artist at the Australian National University. Selections from his work were recently featured in several solo exhibitions, including Marshall University, Emory and Henry College Elon University and Penn State University. This summer, he will participate in a residency at Red Gate in Beijing.

Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014 • Kateri Kosek •Writing • Hopewell Jct.,NY

Kateri Kosek


Location: Hopewell Jct. , NY

Dates of residence: Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014

Kateri Kosek's work has appeared in Orion, Creative Nonfiction,, South Dakota Review, Crab Orchard Review, and other journals. Her poetry and personal essays lean toward environmentally-conscious, place-oriented writing inspired by the natural world. An avid birder, she also writes a birding column for the Poughkeepsie Journal. Kateri teaches English and writing at Marist College and Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and mentors in the MFA program at Western Connecticut State University, where she received her MFA in the genre of creative nonfiction. Recent honors include winning The Lawrence Durrell Society's White Mice Poetry Contest, and being named Nonfiction Chair of the newly created Housatonic Book Awards.

Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014 • Beth Livensperger •Visual • Ridgewood,NY

Beth Livensperger


Location: Ridgewood , NY

Dates of residence: Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014

Beth Livensperger is a painter who lives and works in Queens, NY. She holds a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union and an M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art. In 2007 she was an Aldrich Museum Radius Fellow, and in 2008 she received a Weir Farm artist residency. In 2010 - 11 she was an Artist in Residence at the Abrons Art Center in Manhattan. Livensperger is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at SUNY Purchase. She has exhibited in numerous locations nationally and internationally, including New York, Philadelphia, Providence, Santa Monica, and Seoul.

Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014 • Filippo Santoro •Composition • Madison,WI

Filippo Santoro


Location: Madison , WI

Dates of residence: Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014

Filippo Santoro is an Italian composer who studied with Stephen Dembski, Luciano Pelosi and Boris Porena and draws inspiration from the teaching of Franco Donatoni. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he was the recipient of the University Fellowship. Santoro was born in Rome and received a Master's Degree in composition as well as diplomas in piano performance and chamber music from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. He worked for BMG Ricordi as an orchestrator and has taught piano, music theory and composition. He also has Master's Degrees from University of Bologna and from State University of New York at Binghamton. His music explores the integration of compositional methods with theories of natural systems. In addition, he is interested in expanding the interaction between listeners and composers by introducing new interactive technological media.

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