CREATIVITY THRIVES HERE: FORMER FELLOWS OF THE OUTER CAPE
READING: A.H. JERRIOD, EPHEN GLENN COLTER, SOPHIA STARMACK
ARTIST TALK: BAILEY BOB BAILEY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 6:30 PM
A. H. Jerriod Avant is from Longtown, Mississippi. A graduate of Jackson State University, he’s earned MFA degrees from Spalding University and New York University. A graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, his poems have appeared in the Mississippi Review, Boston Review, Pinwheel, Ecotone, Callaloo, The Baffler and other journals. He’s a recipient of residencies and scholarships from Vermont Studio Center, the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference and Naropa’s Summer Writing Program. Jerriod has received two poetry fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He’s currently a Ph.D. English student and graduate teaching assistant, at the University of Rhode Island.
Ephen Glenn Colter is completing a novel. The writer grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Rutgers-Newark University as well as degrees from New York University and Bard College. His honors include a Fulbright Scholarship to Salvador, Brazil, in Creative Writing, a Creative Writing Fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Meyer Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Sophia Starmack's poetry and essays have appeared in Barrow Street, Best New Poets, The Threepenny Review, and other publications. Her poetry chapbook, The Wild Rabbit, was published in 2015. Sophia was a 2014-15 Poetry Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where she currently serves as Writing Fellowship Coordinator.
After studying sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University, Bailey Bob Bailey attended Skowhegan and was twice a fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown. Bailey has shown extensively throughout the U.S., a bit internationally, most recently he had a retrospective at PAAM in 2016 and is now represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA.