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“I’m a Calamity Obsessive. After My Trip to Italy, I Was the Calamity.”
Heidi Julavits (CRF 2014) writes on her recent trip to Italy for the New York Times. She writes, “I wasn’t planning to be on vacation in a pandemic. It changed the way I’ll think about risk forever.” Read the full article here.
2020 Walt Whitman Award Recipient
The 2020 Walt Whitman Award winner was announced this morning as Threa Almontaser. Threa will receive a 2021 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship thanks to our affiliated fellowship with the Academy of American Poets. Congratulations, Threa!
Ali Cobby Eckermann on Winning the Windham Campbell Prize
Ali Cobby Eckermann (CRF 2019) “had $47 in the bank and was living in a caravan when she found out, in March 2017, that she’d won the world’s richest literary prize, the Windham Campbell. Administered by Yale University, judged anonymously and not open to submissions, the prize’s aim is to “call attention to literary achievement […]
COVID-19 Artist Resources
As Creative Capital asserts, “In times of crisis, artists are often among those most affected.” For all US based/American Civitellians, we hope you’ll be able to find some useful resources on this list of arts-related COVID-19 resources: https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/. Join us in calling on our members of Congress to support funding for the arts of the […]
Javier Montes – A Letter from Spain
Javier Montes writes in ArtForum on cultural uncertainty amid the coronavirus, his advice from a country where the pandemic is already in full force. Javier writes, “In the best of scenarios, the pandemic, in this field as much as in public healthcare or “old-fashioned” social welfare policies, will be a huge collective wakeup call. In […]
Honor Moore’s “Our Revolution!” – Live!
Tune in TONIGHT (Wednesday, March 25th) for a live-streamed reading of Honor Moore (DG 2010, 2014)’s Our Revolution! To view, visit Honor’s website, honormoore.com at 6:30pm EST.
2020 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists
The finalists for the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards include Civitellians… Ocean Vuong (CRF 2016) for On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. Cyrus Grace Dunham (DG 2019) for A Year Without a Name. Jericho Brown (CRF 2015) for The Tradition. The finalists were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 […]
Civitella’s 25th Anniversary at the Castle
Don’t miss this joyful video that Pat Oleszko (CRF 2011, DG 2019) has made to document the celebration last September of the 25th anniversary of Civitella. Highlights include The Great Cake Race, the Dancing Candles and, of course, “Pat in the Hat.” Pat is a performance artist and was the visionary of the gala 25th […]
Fred Hersch – Daily Live Concerts
Fred Hersch (DG 2013) is playing a live mini concert every day at 1pm EST,10am PST, 7pm in Europe. Tune in here.
Studio 360 Final Episode
Studio 360 is switching off the ON AIR light one last time. Kurt Andersen (DG 2014, 2019)’s exit interview is conducted by Alec Baldwin, and they listen to some of Kurt’s favorite moments with guests. Kurt talks about the art of writing a finale, and Rosanne Cash, sings farewell. Listen to the full episode here.