Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Annenberg Community Beach House welcomes poet Dinah Berland as incoming Writer-in-Residence (tenure: January 10 – March 14, 2017.) Berland focuses on the idea of “Poetry and the Art of Listening,” and will be presenting monthly public events at the Beach House under this theme. Her residency project is to finish work on a chapbook of poems, titled Fugue for a New Life. Berland’s monthly events are augmented with an ongoing workshop at the Camera Obscura, weekly public office hours at the Beach House (Fridays from 11am-1pm,) and regular blog postings at BeachHouseAiR.blogspot.com. The public is welcome to visit Berland during her office hours to discuss literary matters and the residency experience, or check out the blog to ask questions or leave comments online.

Dinah Berland
is a widely published poet and book editor with a background in art. Her poems have appeared in more than two dozen journals, including The Antioch Review, The Iowa Review, New Letters, and Ploughshares, and are included in many anthologies. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College, received an Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Poetry from the California Arts Council, and won an international poetry prize from the Atlanta Review. Her book Hours of Devotion (Schocken, 2007) is a verse adaptation of the first (1855) full-length book of Jewish prayers "written by a woman for women."

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