Owen Mortner (Cambridge, MA) and Katia Dermott (Old Fort, NC) both participated in writing programs this summer where their work was published.
In Owen’s case, he spent three weeks at a writing fellowship with GrubStreet, a non-profit creative writing center located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. During the three-week program, Owen worked with published authors on original prose and poetry, met with literary agents and editors, and went on field trips to places such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Over 100 Boston area students applied for the 18 positions in the program. The program culminated with a reading of the students’ work at the Boston Athenaeum, one of the country’s oldest and most distinguished private libraries.
His work will be published in the fellowship journal called These Minds are Not Empty. The journal will be released in early November and will be printed by Harvard Bookstore Press with layout by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Click here to download What You See With Your Eyes Closed by Owen Mortner
Katia attended a similar program at the Putney School where she furthered her studies in poetry and photography. The Putney School Program brings in working professionals from outside the Putney School to teach students in a three week program. Katia worked with Christine Holm (MFA Creative Writing, Arizona State University) who is a poet and book artist living and working in Madison, Wisconsin and Sam Lagasse, a recent graduate of Kenyon College. Students were prompted and guided through the process of poetic expression to create work that is specific in language and precise in theme.
Katia’s work was published in the The Untamable Grapplefruit which is available from Lulu.com.