2010 Residents announced
This year the Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency received over 100 applications for our month-long residency program. Here is this years group.
Jamie Pachino Jones. Jamie is an award winning playwright whose work has been produced in four countries. She is a recipient of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays and 2010 Francesca Primus Prize by the American Theatre Critics Association. She teaches at UC Irvine.
Sylvia Sukop is recipient of the 2009 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Rosenthal Fellowship . She is currently working on a memoir about the death of her brother, an environmental activist.
Jude Marr is a librarian from Herefordshire, England. She is working on a new novel entitled Friends In Need. It is her third novel.
Katie Kingston is a poet from Colorado. Her poems have appear in the Atlanta Review, Hunger Mountain, Margie and Nimrod, among others. She is the recipient of the 2010 W.D. Snodgrass Award for Poetic Endeavor and Excellence and a perennial participant in the San Miguel Poetry Week in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Patricia Patterson is a short story writer who has taught at New York University and Fordham University. Her work has been short-listed for the Bakeless Prize of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and a finalist for the Raymond Carver Prize.
Kirby Wright is from Hawaii. A graduate of San Francisco State University graduate writing program, Kirby’s work has been nominated for two Pushcarts and he is a recipient of the Ann Fields Poetry Prize and the Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologue.
Karen Hunt has been commissioned by The Adirondack Review to write a piece about death row inmate Maureen McDermott. Karen is co-founder of InsideOut Writers, a creative writing program for incarcerated youth in L.A. She lives in Los Angeles with her three children.
Neil Swidey is a staff writer for The Boston Globe Magazine. His book, The Assist: Hoops, Hope, and the Game of Their Lives was a best seller and was named one of the best books of 2008. He is a recipient of numerous journalism awards.
Gay Giordano has a BA in writing from Carnegie Mellon. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals. She has been a resident at Banff Center, the Vermont Writer’s Studio and Bennington College Summer Residency.
Deirdra McAfee has published her stories in The Georgia Review, The Diagram, The Baltimore Review among many others. Her work has been nominated for a pushcart prize and received a Pushcart Special Mention. She teaches creative writing at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
Juliet Bressan is a novelist from Dublin, Ireland. She has published two best selling novels during the last three years. Her most recent novel is Snow White Turtle Doves.
Renee Ranchan is from India. She writer for many journals and periodicals in India including Hindustan Times and The Sun. Her book of poetry, Untwine the Wind was published this summer. This is her first residency.