READING: FRED MARCHANT & JUSTIN TORRES
ARTIST TALK: PAUL BOWEN
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 6 PM
Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Said Not Said (2017). Earlier books include The Looking House, Full Moon Boat, and House on Water, House in Air. His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize. Marchant has translated works by several Vietnamese poets and edited Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford. He is founding director of the Suffolk University Poetry Center.
Justin Torres’ first novel, We the Animals, a national best seller, has been translated into fifteen languages and is currently being adapted into a feature film. He has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt, and other publications, as well as non-fiction pieces in publications like The Guardian and The Advocate. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Cullman Center Fellow at The New York Public Library. The National Book Foundation named him one of 2012's 5 Under 35. He has been the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is Assistant Professor of English at UCLA.
Paul Bowen came to Provincetown from Wales as a Work Center Fellow in 1977 and stayed for almost thirty years. A resident of Vermont, he constructs sculpture from found wood and draws in a variety of media, including ink made from his own walnut trees. His work is in many museum collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. In Provincetown, he is represented by Albert Merola.