FAWC SUMMER PROGRAM SERIES: Martha Collins, James Lecesne, and Paul Stopforth, Monday, August 12
All events begin at 6:30pm, are free and open to the public, and are held in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room at the Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl Street in Provincetown.
There is a suggested donation of $5.
Martha Collins is the author, most recently, of White Papers. She has also published the book-length poem Blue Front, four earlier collections of poems, and two volumes of co-translated Vietnamese poetry. Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bunting Institute, and the Witter Bynner Foundation, as well as an Anisfield-Wolf Award, the Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize, three Pushcart Prizes, and a Lannan Residency Grant. The founder of the creative writing program at UMass-Boston, she served as Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College until 2007, and as Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell University in 2010. She is currently editor-at-large for FIELD Magazine and the Oberlin College Press.
James Lecesne has created several one-person shows including Word of Mouth, which won the New York Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Trevor was made into a short film and went on to receive the Academy Award. Trevor also inspired “The Trevor Project”, the only nationwide 24-hour suicide prevention and crisis intervention lifeline for LGBT and Questioning youth. Lecesne also founded The After The Storm Foundation, a non-profit arts organization designed to benefit the youth of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and he is the Executive Producer of the award winning documentary film, After the Storm. He has written two novels for young adults and is the editor of an anthology entitled The Letter Q, a collection of letters by LGBT writers written to their younger selves.
Paul Stopforth taught at Harvard University and exhibited his work at many museums and galleries in the United States. He is currently on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Since 1971 he has exhibited his work in galleries and museums in South Africa, the United States and Europe. He has served as curator and juror for a number of institutions and competitions, and in 2004 he delivered the Ruth First Memorial Lecture at Brandeis University. His work is held in many public and private collections in South Africa and abroad.