Writers-in-Residence Sunday Readings: Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Eleanor Henderson
Prior to their Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops, the week’s poet- and prose writer-in-residence give public readings of their work, followed by Q-and-A. Week Three's writers-in-residence are Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Eleanor Henderson. More information on Writers’ Center workshops available at learn.chq.org. Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University; a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer's Award; a Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa, TX; the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review; and a residency from the Civitella di Ranieri Foundation, among others. Calvocoressi's poems have been published or are forthcoming in numerous magazines and journals including The New York Times, POETRY, Kenyon Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker. Calvocoressi is an Editor at Large at Los Angeles Review of Books, and Poetry Editor at Southern Cultures. Calvocoressi teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Carrboro, NC, where joy, compassion, and social justice are at the center of their personal and poetic practice. Eleanor Henderson is the author of the novels The Twelve-Mile Straight and Ten Thousand Saints, which was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2011 by The New York Times and was adapted into a movie starring Ethan Hawke. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best American Short Stories. An associate professor at Ithaca College, she is working on a memoir titled Too Much Fire.