Workshops & Faculty Bios

Please proceed to the Schedule page to see the daily and weekly schedule. Please proceed to the Online Registration and Payment pages to register. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Frost at the Atlantic Center for the Arts at jfrost@atlanticcenterforthearts.org.

We are proud to host acclaimed authors Eileen Myles, Terrance Hayes, and Lesley Nneka Arimah in this distinctive natural setting for exciting week-long workshops in the Florida sun. Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of thirteen positions available with each of the three faculty. The free-flowing schedule will offer daily 2.5-hour workshops in the mornings, with afternoons of open studio time for writing and craft discussions on a range of topics. Each evening will feature a reading by one of the faculty. We will close on the final night with an open mic for participants to share their work with the group at large. All of the evening events are open to the local community.

 

Workshop Descriptions

Eileen Myles – Memoir

Description forthcoming.

Terrance Hayes – Poetry

Description forthcoming.

Lesley Nneka Arimah – Fiction

Description forthcoming.

Faculty Bios

Eileen Myles – Memoir
Eileen Myles the author of more than twenty books, including Afterglow (a dog memoir), Chelsea Girls, and I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems 1974-2014. Myles’s many honors include four Lambda Literary Awards, the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Creative Capital’s Literature Award as well as their Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant. Myles lives in Marfa, Texas, and New York City.

Terrance Hayes – Poetry
Terrance Hayes is the author of How to Be DrawnLighthead, which won the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. He is a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania.

Lesley Nneka Arimah – Fiction
Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK to Nigerian parents and grew up wherever her father was stationed for work, which was sometimes Nigeria, sometimes not. She is the author of What Happens When a Man Falls from the Sky (Riverhead, 2017), which was named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Time Magazine, Elle, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Millions, Nylon, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Winner of an O. Henry Prize and the Africa Regional Winner for the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, She has been published in The New Yorker and Granta. Her story ‘Light’ was winner of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa, and she has twice been shortlisted for the Caine Prize, 2016 and 2017.

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