This past spring, we opened applications for our eighth annual 2022 Anne LaBastille Memorial Writing Residency, taking place once again at the Lodge on Twitchell Lake in Big Moose, NY from September 25th to October 9th. We received nearly 300 submissions in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction. From that large pool of talented applicants, we’re thrilled to announce that our six selected residents for this year’s residency are:
DANIELLE BAINBRIDGE | Danielle Bainbridge is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University. She is also the co-creator, writer, and host of the PBS web series “Origin of Everything.” She was the inaugural winner of the 2015 Barry Lopez prize for creative nonfiction from Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts (judged by Nick Flynn), a semi-finalist for the Kore Press 2016 memoir award, and 2016 scholar for the Tin House summer writing workshop. Her play “Curio” premiered at the University of Pennsylvania and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018. She co-hosted two 2021 Daytime Emmy Nominated web series: PBS Self-Evident and YouTube Originals’ “Booktube.” Currently, Bainbridge is a host, writer, and consulting producer of the PBS web series Historian’s Take.
REBECCA BORNSTEIN | Rebecca Bornstein holds an MFA from North Carolina State University, where she received an honorable mention for the Academy of American Poets Prize and was a finalist for the North Carolina State Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of a 2022 Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts and her writing has been nominated for the Puschart Prize, and has appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Baltimore Review, jmww, The Boiler, The Journal, and elsewhere.
SIONNAIN BUCKLEY | Sionnain Buckley is a writer, editor, and visual artist based in Columbus, Ohio. Her work has appeared in Autostraddle, Strange Horizons, Porter House Review, Hobart, Wigleaf, Foglifter, and others. She has received fellowship support from The Seventh Wave and The Ohio State University, and has served on the editorial boards of The Journal and 3Elements Review. More of her work can be found at sionnainbuckley.com.
DORIAN GOSSY | Dorian Gossy is a novelist & fiction writer living in Jay, New York. She is the author of “Household Lies,” a story collection published by Winnow Press, the novels “The Next Great Thing” & “Errand to Watsonville” (both unpublished). A new story collection, tentatively titled “What Really Happened,” will be published later this year by Hamilton Stone Editions in New York City. During the residency she will be working on a new collection of stories set here in the Adirondacks, titled “Small Crimes in Hamlet Flow,” set in a fictional town in the Whiteface region.
SUSAN HAHN | Susan Hahn’s memoir describes her experience working for an internet start-up, iVillage.com. The story begins in 1996 when iVillage was one of the few – if not only – Silicon Alley internet companies headed by women, Candace Carpenter and Nancy Evans. With moxie and lots of drama, Candace and Nancy built a company that in 1999 had “one of the most spectacular IPOs in history”. By the summer of 2001, the internet bubble had popped, the company was on the rocks and Candace was ousted. In her submission for the Residency Program, Susan describes the early internet years, a time when most people thought that the world wide web was just a fad. In 2006, iVillage – a “kitchen table start-up” – was acquired by NBC/GE for $600 million. Susan’s memoir interweaves personal experiences with larger themes: the growth of the internet and the “discovery” of online community, gender politics, office life and the transition from start-up to corporate culture. After she retired in 2012, Susan moved to the Adirondacks where she now lives full-time with her husband Peter.
M.L. MARTIN | M.L. Martin is an interdisciplinary poet, translator, and editor whose current work explores the power of ekphrasis as a mode of critique. Her collection of ekphrastic prose poems, called Theater of No Mistakes (Anhinga Press), is in conversation with the work of the American Surrealist painter Philip C. Curtis and the mise en scène of the Sonoran desert, and contains a feminist ecopoetics—from an oblique angle. Her language-based installation, Journey to Shoshone Falls, uses archival material and found texts to create textual interventions in the archival landscape of a masterwork, and was shown at The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma from October 2019—March 15, 2020. Her micro-chapbook of the same name is now available from Walls Divide Press. Her poetry has appeared in Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, EVENT: Poetry & Prose, The Fiddlehead, Hunger Mountain, Interim, The Massachusetts Review, PRISM international, and many other Canadian and American literary journals. Her work in translation aims to revise the critical interpretation and reception of the enigmatic Anglo-Saxon poem known as “Wulf and Eadwacer,” and to recover this radical female text to the feminist and experimental canons to which it belongs. Her translations can be found in Arkansas International, Brooklyn Rail In Translation, Black Warrior Review, The Capilano Review, Columbia Journal, The Cortland Review, Gulf Coast, The Kenyon Review Online, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. An editor for Asymptote, with grants from Bread Loaf, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and Tulsa Artist Fellowship, she’s the founder of the Translation Now! symposium. Find more online at M-L-Martin.com.