Summer Faculty Reading: Victoria Redel, Celeste Lecesne and Marie Howe
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Victoria Redel is the author of five books of fiction and four poetry collections, most recently Paradise (2022). Her work has been widely anthologized, translated and her novel, Loverboy, was adapted for a feature film. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim foundation and the NEA. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Celeste Lecesne wrote the short film Trevor, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and he is co-founder of The Trevor Project, the largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention Lifeline for LGBT and Questioning youth. He created THE ROAD HOME Stories of Children of War, which was presented at the International Peace Initiative at The Hague, and he was the executive producer of After The Storm, a documentary film that tells the story of 12 young people living in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. His TV writing credits include Armistead Maupin’s Further Tales of The City for Showtime, Will & Grace and the British TV show Vicious starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi. He has written three novels for young adults and created The Letter Q, a collection of Letters by Queer Writers to their Younger Selves. As an actor, Lecesne has appeared on TV in Sex & The City, on Broadway in The Best Man, and Off Broadway in plays such as he Boys in The Band and Cloud 9. His solo shows including, One Man Band, Word of Mouth (Drama Desk Award) and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Outer Critics Circle Award) have all premiered Off Broadway and toured the country. The NYTimes has ranked him “among the most talented solo performers of his (or any) generation.” Lecesne is also the co-founder of The Future Perfect, a national arts initiative for LGBTQ+ youth. For more info visitCelestelecesne.com
Marie Howe is the author of four volumes of poetry: Magdalene: Poems (W.W. Norton, 2017); The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (W.W. Norton, 2009); What the Living Do (1997); and The Good Thief (1988). She is also the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic (1994). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others.
All readings and artist talks are held in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room, unless otherwise noted. Our annual summer exhibition, Density’s Glitch, is on view through August 28, 2022 in our Hudson D. Walker Gallery. Both venues are located at 24 Pearl Street in Provincetown.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11 AM – 3 PM / Friday and Saturday, Noon – 5 PM
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