GAIL MAZUR AND VICKY TOMAYKO
MONDAY, JULY 21, 6:30PM
READING AND ARTIST TALK: GAIL MAZUR, MICHAEL LOWENTHAL AND VICKY TOMAYKO
GAIL MAZUR has published six collections of poems, most recently Figures in a Landscape (University of Chicago Press, 2011). She is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Emerson College graduate writing program and was a 2009 Radcliffe Institute Fellow in Poetry. Founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry reading series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an advisory editor at Agni and Ploughshares, her books have been honored with the Massachusetts Book Prize in Poetry and as finalist for the National Book Award and the LA Times Book Prize. Recent poems have appeared in The New Republic,The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, Cincinnati Review, and Agni. She is a member of FAWC’s Writing Committee.
VICKY TOMAYKO is an artist and printmaker who works with a variety of techniques to create one-of-a-kind prints. She manages the print studio for the Fine Arts Work Center during the seven month residency program and for the low-residency masters program. She also teaches silkscreen printing at Cape Cod Community College and at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum School. She was artist-in-residence at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School for ten years. Tomayko was assistant professor of printmaking at Connecticut College, 1979 through 1981, and was awarded a Fellowship at FAWC in 1985. She received an MFA in printmaking from Western Michigan University and is the recipient of two Ford Foundation Grants. She is represented by Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown.