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Residency Dates: May 15, 2022 - June 04, 2022
Application Deadline: December 07, 2021

Eileen Myles is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers

Eileen Myles (they/them) came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently novelist, public talker and art journalist. A Sagittarius, their 22 books include For Now, evolution, Afterglow, I Must Be Living Twice/new & selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. In 2019 they wrote and directed an 18-minute super 8 film, The Trip, a puppet road film. See it on youtube. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim, a Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, 4 Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016, they received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. In 2019 Myles received a poetry award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. In 2020 they got the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle. They live in New York and Marfa, TX.

The Return

If you’ve got a piece of writing that you put down at some point and you’d like to get back to it let’s talk about the return to such a project. I’m thinking about re-invention. We’ll meet five days a week in the late afternoons. We’ll spend some time describing our individual projects, thinking about the relationship between poetry and prose and what it means to have an idea and come back to it later on when it could mean something entirely different to you. You could also have an idea that never even began. What does an ‘idea’ mean in writing and how do we research it. Is it a picture, a story, how do we take it apart and what are its ingredients. I’m very happy to share my own process with you. I’ll bring in some pieces of writing that changed the game for me and I’d like to meet one-on-one with each of you twice. We’ll do some live writing, we’ll hear each other’s work, we’ll watch at least one movie and everyone will get their own piece going so that you can continue to work on it when you leave.

The Ask from potential participants

I’d like a paragraph that tells me what your project is, what writing or art (including film) knocks you out. Tell me about writing and publishing you’ve done so far. What do you care about besides art and writing. I’d like to see ten pages of your work.

Residency Fee:

All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance:

For details, please visit the Mentoring Artist details page.

Application fee: $25 Click here to Apply!

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