Intersections of Art and Life
Thursday February 16, 2017
Dawn Tripp (Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe,) Roxana Robinson (Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life,) and author and critic Donna Seaman (Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists) joined us for a fascinating exploration of the intersections of fact and fiction in creative writing, and the struggles facing women trying to break through preconceptions in art.
Dawn Tripp’s fourth novel, Georgia, is a national bestseller and finalist for the New England Book Award. Tripp is the author of three previous novels, Moon Tide, The Season of Open Water, which won the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction, and Game of Secrets. Her essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, The Rumpus, Psychology Today and NPR. She lives in Massachusetts with her family. dawntripp.com
Roxana Robinson is the author of nine books: five novels, including Sparta and Cost; three collections of short stories; and the biography Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BookForum, Best American Short Stories, Tin House and elsewhere. She teaches in the Hunter MFA Program and divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and Maine. She has received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation and is the President of the Authors’ Guild.
Donna Seaman is Editor of Adult Books at Booklist, the editor of In Our Nature, a member of the advisory council for the American Writers Museum, and a recipient of the James Friend Memorial Award for Literary Criticism and the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award. She has reviewed for the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, among others. She has written biocritical essays for the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature and American Writers. Her author interviews are collected in Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books. She lives in Chicago.