9/8 Discussion Group - Rob Spillman
9/15 Reading - Rob Spillman
9/22 Discussion Group - Blake Butler
9/29 Reading - Blake Butler
10/6 Discussion Group - Cole Swenson
10/13 Writer in Residence Reading - Cole Swenson
10/20 Cole Swenson Lecture
10/27 Discussion Group - Taylor Antrim
11/3 Reading - Taylor Antrim
11/10 Discussion Group - Underwater New York
11/17 Reading -Underwater New York
11/24 Thanksgiving Break
12/1 Discussion Group - Cindy Kleine
12/8 Screening of Cindy Kleine's Phyllis & Harold
9/15: Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, an eleven-year-old bi-coastal (Brooklyn, New York and Portland, Oregon) literary magazine. Tin House has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies, and was nominated for the 2010 Utne Magazine Independent Press Award for Best Writing. He is also the Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival, now in its seventh year. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Worth, among other magazines, newspapers, and essay collections. He is also the editor of Gods and Soldiers: the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing, which was published in 2009.
9/29: Blake Butler lives in Atlanta and edits HTMLGIANT. He is the author of Ever and Scorch Atlas. In Spring 2011, Harper Perennial will publish his novel, There Is No Year.
The Copy Family
The Gown from Mother's Stomach
FROM NOW ON ALL I’LL TALK ABOUT IS LIGHT
THE MANY FORMS OF RAIN ___ SENT UPON US IN THOSE DAYS BEFORE THE LAST DAYS
10/13 & 10/20: Cole Swenson, Writer in Residence
11/3: Taylor Antrim The author of The Headmaster Ritual and a former editor at Men's Vogue and Forbes, Taylor Antrim is a regular contributor to Vogue, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, O and many other publications. A graduate of Stanford, Oxford and the University of Virginia, where he held the Poe/Faulkner Fellowship in fiction, he now teaches writing at Connecticut College and NYU and is the fiction critic for The Daily Beast and a Contributing Editor at WSJ. He lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
Review of The Headmaster Ritual
Ten Years Later
Memoirs vs. Fiction
When Second Novels Go Bad
11/17: Underwater New York
Underwater New York is an online anthology of stories, art and music inspired by the underwater objects and phenomena that surround New York City.
12/8 Cindy Kleine screening Phyllis & Harold Cindy Kleine is a film and video artist whose prolific career began when she was an undergraduate at The Museum School and at the legendary (and long-gone) MIT Film/Video Section, studying with Richard Leacock and Ed Pincus, and among a legion of future filmmakers in the program, including Ross McElwee, Robb Moss and John Gianvito. In line with Boston peers, Kleine has developed a central body of documentary work which are family dramas: camera visits with her grandmother and her sister, and intense probes of her parents’ fifty-nine years of a dubious, fractured marriage. Additionally, Kleine has gone outside of family for films about odd artists and off-the-wall musicians; and she’s gone inside herself for some deeply personal, poetically framed psychodramas about love lost, the spirit gained.
Kleine’s films have been exhibited at many international Festivals, including at Telluride, Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Fe, It’s All True, Brazil, Leipzig and Vancouver, at the Boston, Toronto and Berlin Jewish Film Festivals, and at such venues as The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Knitting Factory and Anthology Film Archives in NYC, The ICA in London and The Center d’art Contemporain in Lyon, France. †Her film, Doug and Mike, Mike and Doug, about the artist Starn Twins, was broadcast on PBS’s POV Film Series.† Her recent film, PHYLLIS AND HAROLD is currently in theatrical release in the U.S. and has already had runs in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and other theatres around the U.S. The DVD was released in June by Rainbow Releasing and is widely available on Netflix and Amazon.
Ms. Kleine has received awards and fellowships from the Iowa Independent Film Festival (2008), The Jewish Eye Film Festival, Ashkelon, Israel (2009), The American Film Institute, The U.S. S-8 Film and Digital Video Festival, The MacDowell Colony (1986,88, and 2010), The Bard College MFA Fellowship Program, and The New England Regional Fellowship Program. †She has taught filmmaking at Boston College, Harvard University, The Museum School, Boston, and The New School for Social Research. In May she was the honored speaker chosen to deliver the 2010 Commencement Address at the SMFA.
She lives with her husband, theatre director, actor, playwright and painter Andre Gregory, and their two cats, in New York City and on Cape Cod.