READING: WRITING FELLOWS PHILIP MATTHEWS & CECILY SCUTT
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 6:30 PM
Second-Year Poetry Fellow Philip Matthews is a poet from eastern North Carolina whose practice roots in site-specific ritual and performance. He is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Hemera Foundation, and the Wormfarm Institute, and his poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and High Chair, among other journals. He received his MFA Writing in 2011 from Washington University in St. Louis.
Second-Year Fiction Fellow Cecily Scutt lives literally halfway round the planet, in the southern hemisphere city of Perth, Western Australia. Her work appears in Australian literary journals Southerly, Westerly, Hecate, and indigo, and in Dreaming Down Under, which won a World Fantasy Award: in 2014 she was awarded the Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship for Fiction at Varuna in the Australian Blue Mountains. She holds a PhD in anthropology from Murdoch University, works with research writers, and is looking forward to all those oceans.