The Ligthouse Works is pleased to welcome it's 2015 Fall II fellowship class. Poet Dan Boehl, visual artists Caitlin MacBride, Danya Smith and Ke Peng and fiction writer, Kyle McCarthy, will be in residence on Fishers Island from October 20 until December 1, 2015.


Dan Boehl is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, which put out his book Kings of the F**king Sea. He helps run the Austin reading series Fun Party and has received fellowships from the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, the Vermont Studio Center, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, and Lighthouse Works. His new book, emoemoji : woods, will appear in March from Edition Solitude.

Dan's Website


Caitlin MacBride was born in Norwich, CT and lives and works in New York. She received her MFA in painting from Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College and her BFA from RISD. MacBride has had solo shows at Chapter NY and Real Fine Arts and appeared in group shows at Greene Naftali, Zach Feuer and Primetime. Her work has been written about in Dis Magazine, New York Magazine, Artforum, and Modern Painters.

Caitlin's Website


Kyle McCarthy, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from American Short Fiction, Harvard Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Truman Capote Literary Trust, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and the Anderson Center. While on Fishers Island, she will be working on a first draft of a novel.

Photo Credit: Martirene Alcantara


Ke Peng 彭可 (b. 1992, Changsha, raised in Shenzhen, China) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and southern China. She is interested in how the different connect, and distinctions within the similar. The urge, burden and limitation of being in a specific space, as well as active looking is very important to her, while constantly thinking about one's own self is the least important. She spends an unbelievable amount of time observing people, space.. and cute animals. She is also very fond of milk, jackfruit and canele. She received a BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design.

Ke's Website


Danya Smith was born in rural Virginia to an African American father and an Indian immigrant mother (a Taurus [moon in Libra]). Her family relocated to Richmond, Virginia in the mid-nineties and opened a chain of dollar stores. At the age of ten, Danya and her family moved in with her Indian grandparents, who lived right next door, and helped them sell mood rings and Beanie Babies at the state fair every summer. Danya received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Sculpture + Extended Media. Her work involves object-based video installations that examine the identity of an alter ego called Moody Judi. Danya’s work is heavily influenced by the color experiences of her childhood, false memories, melodramatic love, and the double consciousness that results from being a biracial second-generation American.

Danya's Website


Information regarding the timing and location of the events will be posted as the event date nears. We hope you'll join us!

Welcome Reception
and Artist Talk

Saturday, October 22, 11AM
@ A Public Space

Visiting Artist Talk
@ the Ferry Annex

Open Studios and Reading
Saturday, November 28th 12 to 4
@ the Ferry Annex