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FreshInkK 5/17/14 Theme:  Insiders, Outsiders, Rebels and Whistleblowers

  • JenniferHaighphoto Jennifer Haigh, author of the short story collection News From Heaven and four critically acclaimed novels: Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble; recipient of the PEN/Hemingway and PEN/L.L. Winship awards; and writer with fiction in The Atlantic, Granta, The Best American Short Stories 2012, and many others.
  • georgiaSphoto Georgia Sassen, from Harvard, Massachusetts, writes poetry “entwining images from nature with issues in human relations”; she is a clinical psychologist and founder of BRIK, Building Resilience in Kids; her work appears in chapbooks Lines in the Landscape: Plein Air Poetry at Fruitlands and An Extravagant Canopy: Plein Air Poetry at Old Frog Pond Farm, 2011, also South Street: A Literary Journal – Thresholds, 2012.
  • PeterBrownPhoto Peter Brown, author of A Bright Soothing Noise; winner of the 2010 Katherine Ann Porter Prize in Short Fiction; published in the Harvard Review, The Mississippi Review, Post Road, among others; currently working on novel The Children of Design and translations of poetry collections Elsa, by French writer Louis Aragon and Elsewhere on Earth by French poet Emmanuel Merle; he is senior editor of literary journal Salamander.
  • image002 Lauren Slater, our Artist-in-Residence, author of nine books including Playing House: Notes of a Reluctant MotherThe $60,000 Dog: My Life with Animals and Opening Skinner’s Box; recipient of a 2004 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship; finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for excellence in science writing; essayist with April’s cover story for National Geographic; she is often featured in The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, Elle, and Self; and has eight inclusions in The Best American Essays series.

With guest host Laura Vilain

FreshInkK 2/1/14 Theme:  Spirit Rising: Tales of Renewal and Recovery

  • image002 Tehila Lieberman,  winner of the 2012 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for her collection Venus in the Afternoon; recipient of the Stanley Elkin Memorial Prize and the Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction prize; and author of the forthcoming novel The Last Holy Man.
  • Karen Propp Karen Proppauthor of The Pregnancy Project: Encounter with Reproductive Therapy and co-editor of bestselling anthology Why I’m Still Married: Women Write Their Hearts Out on Love, Loss, Sex, and Who Does The Dishes; also In Sickness & In Health and The Pregnancy Project;  nonfiction stories in Prevention, Salon.com, and  Lilith; and fellowship winner from Massachusetts Cultural Center for the Arts.
  • image002 Evan Warren,  raised in Harvard, Massachusetts, is currently finishing his undergraduate degree at Marymount Manhattan, where he leads the editorial staff for the college’s in house literary magazine; winner of the 2011 Joseph P. Clancy Award for Poetry.
  • image002 Lauren Slater, author of nine books; her most recent is Playing House: Notes of a Reluctant Mother, and The $60,000 Dog: My Life With Animals, and before that Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the 20th Century.  Slater’s work has been translated into 17 languages.

With guest host Laura Vilain

FreshInkK 10/19/13 Theme:  On the edge:  Madness, Serendipity, and Sudden Surprises

  • 225568_1045524830207_459_aLisa Perkins, author of a novel-in-progress with 1st chapter appearing in Ploughshares Solo; winner in 2012 of the Meringoff Award and the New Millennium Prize; nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2011; and fiction in Quiddity, The Painted Bride Quarterly, The Fourth River; as well as teaching, screenwriting and producing documentary films.
  • Karen ProppKaren Proppauthor of The Pregnancy Project: Encounter with Reproductive Therapy and co-editor of bestselling anthology Why I’m Still Married: Women Write Their Hearts Out on Love, Loss, Sex, and Who Does The Dishes; also In Sickness & In Health and The Pregnancy Project;  nonfiction stories in Prevention, Salon.com, and  Lilith; and fellowship winner from Massachusetts Cultural Center for the Arts.
  • SariBoren-LG-B&WSari Boren, is a museum exhibit developer and writer, former partner in the exhibit design firmWondercabinet Interpretive Design, and author with a new essays in the journals War, Literature & the Arts and Alimentum.
  • Slide1Lauren Slater, is the author of multiple books; her most recent is The $60,000 Dog: My Life With Animals, and before that Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the 20th Century.  Slater’s work has been translated into 17 languages.

With guest host Laura Vilain

Four Stories Goes West! 5/18/13 Theme:  Beneath The Surface: Confessions, Guilt and Redemption

  • DillonNewPhotoDillon Bustin, playwright, folklorist, and singer/songwriter with work published through June Appal Recordings, Indiana University Press, International Journal of Folklore Research, and Encyclopedia of Appalachia; and Artistic Director of Hibernian Hall in Boston.
  • LindaPhotoLinda Hoffman, author, poet, artist, sculptor, and founding editor of Wild Apples, A Journal of Nature, Art and Inquiry.
  • PaganPhotoPagan Kennedy, author of the novels Confessions of a Memory Eater and Spinsters, and of the non fiction books Black Livingston and The Dangerous Joy Of Doctor Sex and Other True Stories, among many others; winner of a National Endowments for The Arts Fellowship in fiction and a Massachusetts Cultural Counsel; finalist for the Orange Prize, and regular columnist for The New York Times Magazine.
  • LaurenPhotoLauren Slater, author of eight books of both fiction and nonfiction, including The $60,000 Dog: My Life with Animals and Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments Of the 20th Century; recipient of a 2004 National Endowments for The Arts fellowship; finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for excellence in science writing; essayist with work regularly featured in The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, Elle, and Self and with eight inclusions in The Best American Essays series.

With guest host Sarah von Conta

 
 
 
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