Writing in the Land of Enchantment in Taos, New Mexico
June 1 – 15
3 Undergraduate Humanities & Sciences Credits
Course number: HWD-3344-A
FACULTY: DAVIDA SINGER, ISABELLE DECONINCK
Poet/performance artist Davida Singer is the author of three collections of poetry, including shelter island (Canio’s Editions), Port of Call (Plain View Press, 2012) – which was a finalist for the Audre Lorde Poetry Award – and, most recently, naked romance and then some (Aldrich Press, 2015). She has done numerous readings/performances combining spoken word with jazz and klezmer at venues including The Kitchen, Zinc Bar, and Cornelia Street Café (NYC), GiG Performance Space (Santa Fe) and the Puffin Foundation (NJ). Singer is the recipient of four fellowships from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. She was also a featured artist at the 2011 SOMOS Writers Series in Taos. Her poems have appeared in Feminist Studies, The Little Magazine, Response, Sinister Wisdom, The Comstock Review, and Chokecherries Anthology, among others. A theater journalist, she was a contributing writer to The Villager for 13 years. Currently, she teaches creative writing and literature at Hunter College and School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
Isabelle Deconinck is a fiction writer whose work has been published in Five Points Magazine, Epiphany, and KGB Bar Lit. She was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is the recipient of three Helen Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowships in Fiction. Since 2009, she has taught at The Writers Studio (NYC) and coordinated their reading series. Deconinck earned a B.A. in French Modern Literature from the Sorbonne, and a M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota. She works as a public relations specialist and event planner for performing artists in New York City.