2007 Artist/Faculty

Learn how and why Artistic Director Rebecca Brown chose these writers.

Read each writer’s workshop description.

Eileen Myles (Special Guest)
The New York Times

has called Eileen Myles “a cult figure to a generation of post-punk
females forming their own literary avant garde.” Myles headed to New
York after college, becoming friends with Allen Ginsberg, and generally
being a notable part of the turbulent punk and art scene that animated
Manhattan’s East Village. Her books include Skies, on my way, Cool for You, School of Fish, Maxfield Parrish, Not Me, and Chelsea Girls. She is also a frequent magazine and newspaper contributor. more

Rikki Ducornet (Works in Progress)

Rikki Ducornet is the author of seven novels, including The Fan Maker’s Inquisition—a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year—and The Jade Cabinet,
a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. In 2004 she
received the Lannan Literary Award in Fiction. She has also published
six collections of poetry, two collections of short stories, and a book
of nonfiction. In addition to her work as a writer, Ducornet has
illustrated books by Robert Coover and Jorge Luis Borges. Her
lithographs, drawings, and paintings are exhibited widely. more

Camille Dungy (New Works)

  • This workshop is full.

Author of What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison
(Red Hen Press, 2006), Camille Dungy has received fellowships and
awards from organizations including the National Endowment for the
Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, Cave Canem, and the
American Antiquarian Society. She is assistant editor of Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade
(University of Michigan Press, 2006). Dungy is Associate Professor in
the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.  more

Brian Evenson (New Works)

Brian Evenson’s six books of fiction include The Wavering Knife, Father of Lies, and Contagion. He is a senior editor at Conjunctions, one of the foremost magazines of innovative literature in the USA. His work has been reprinted in the O. Henry anthology
of prize short stories. Evenson currently teaches at Brown, and has
translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, and Jacques Jouet. He
has received numerous awards, including O. Henry prizes and NEA
fellowships. more

Thomas Glave (New Works)

Thomas Glave is the author of the highly acclaimed collection, Whose Song? and Other Stories.
His work has garnered numerous awards and honors. He is recognized as a
dynamic, emerging voice in contemporary literature. Glave teaches at
Binghamton, and frequently travels to Jamaica, where he works on issues
of social justice. His edited anthology Our Caribbean, a gathering of gay and lesbian writing from the Antilles, will be published by Duke in 2007. more

Barbara Sjoholm (Works in Progress)

Sjoholm is a writer of memoir, personal essays, and travel narratives.
She has also published a number of fiction and nonfiction works as
Barbara Wilson. Her memoir Blue Windows: A Christian Science Childhood was nominated for a PEN award, and won a Lambda Award. Recent essays have appeared in the New York Times, Slate, the Harvard Review, the Antioch Review, the American Scholar, and the Michigan Quarterly Review. Her latest book, Incognito Street: How Travel Made Me a Writer, was released in November, 2006. more

Arthur Sze (Works in Progress)

  • This workshop is full.

Arthur Sze is the author of five volumes of poetry, including his collection of selected poems The Redshifting Web, which
was a finalist for the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. His poems
have appeared in numerous magazines, and his translations have been
published in Italy and China. The recipient of a Lannan Literary Award
for Poetry, three Witter Bynner Foundation Poetry Fellowships, and two
Creative Writing Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts,
Sze currently directs the Creative Writing Program at the Institute for
American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he has taught for
more than a decade. more

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