Our Fall Fellowship begins November 1st. Fellowship recipients Jaime deBlanc-Knowles, Nicolette Good, and David Whelan will be living and working on Fishers Island until mid-Decemner. When you see them around, please say "Hi!"
Jaime deBlanc-Knowles grew up in New Zealand, Australia, and an assortment of American cities. A graduate of the M.A. program at the University of Texas at Austin, she is currently at work on a collection of short stories set in New Zealand and Australia, as well as a novel. Her short fiction has been published in Post Road and Meridian, and she recently received a MacDowell Fellowship. She lives and works in Austin, Texas.
Nicolette Good is a San Antonio-based singer/songwriter and a winner of the 2012 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk competition. Her first full-length album, Monarch (2012), includes tracks like “Marathon” that earned her a spot on the docu-reality TV show, Troubadour, TX in 2011. The album was named a top 12 album of 2012 by the San Antonio Current and leans heavily on rich lyrics, ethereal vocal melodies and close-to-home characters. Critics have called her “a songwriter to follow” and “a poet of the first order,” making her feel right at home performing in listening rooms and intimate venues.
Before graduating from Yale University School of Art with a MFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2012, David Whelan lived in New Orleans Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, where he participated in several community revitalization projects. He worked as a volunteer coordinator at Common Ground Relief, taught art and sustainable agriculture at Our School at Blair Grocery and worked as an advocate of prisoner’s rights at Angola Prison. The consequences of psychological trauma are something David has grappled to understand all of his adult life. His recent work bears witness to these effects by rebuilding sites of terror and loss through architecture, photography and performance in an attempt to give symbolization to an inherited wound. David is a Fulbright Scholarship candidate, where he plans to visit Greece and study how the Greek Civil War has been remembered and forgotten in Greek visual culture, giving special attention to analyzing sites of execution and internment.
Information regarding the timing and location of the events will be posted as the event date nears. We hope you'll join us!
Nov 6 | Welcome Reception at The Fishers Island Library 5PM
Nov 29 | Thanksgiving Concert
Dec 13 | Farewell Potluck