Saturday, October 07, 2006
news from atlantic center for the arts...
Originally uploaded by mamazilla1972.
some of you may remember that last summer, i started to write/wrote my "not so great, somewhat american, unfinished novel" for three whole weeks at the atlantic center for the arts in new smyrna beach, florida, while studying with jessica hagedorn.
i met 27 extremely talented and inspiring people - writers, visual artists and composers from all over the world.
aca recently released their 2007 residency schedule and the following artists are scheduled to attend:
STEVE BADANES, architect
KYLE GANN, composer
MARIE PONSOT, poet
ROBERT DICK, composer/flutist
ALICE NOTLEY, poet
MICHAEL BURKARD, poet
STEPHEN JAFFE, composer
THOMAS STRUTH, visual artist
CORNELIUS EADY, playwright/poet
MARIA ELENA GONZALEZ, visual artist
DENIS SMALLEY, composer
PAUL PFEIFFER, visual artist
SARAH SKAGGS, choreographer
GIOIA TIMPANELLI, storyteller/author
if you have an artistic bend and you need a creative process boost, check their schedule and see if there's anyone you'd like to study with and apply for an associate artist position. it was an unforgettable experience for me. the aca history of master artists include:
these names i remember especially because in the master artist cottages the master artist is asked to sign the inside of his/her closet. jessica showed us the inside of her closet - it was pretty surreal to see all these names and their salutations.
anyhoo.... i also just happened to pick up the latest poets & writers magazine and my fellow associate writer, stephanie harrison, wrote an article in it titled, "You Ought to Be in Pictures A Story Writer’s Guide to Film Adaptation". stephanie published a great book while we were in florida, "Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films". so, check out the book and the article! incidentally, there's also a great interview with alice notley who is scheduled as a 2007 master artist at aca.
not that you need any more incentive to check out aca but, every year the aca puts on a reunion gathering for master artists and associate artists at a bar in nyc in october. (i heard that the bar is across the street from cbgb). so, theoretically, if you became an associate artist, you could attend this reunion party and who knows which former master artist/celebrity you could meet! unfortunately, i missed the last one (preggers) and i'll probably miss this years as well (10 mos. not weaned). hopefully, next year, i'll finally make it! :)