I am more than thrilled to say that I have been chosen to participate in Flying House 2012, an annual collaboration project that kicks off each Spring with the announcement of five artist-writer pairs.Once the pairs are chosen, the collaborative projects begin. When the work is completed, there is a show, a reading and last but not least, an anthology for all of our lovely sponsors, friends, family, and participants to enjoy. The books are on sale online through the Flying House website, at the show, and hopefully soon, at independent bookstores around Chicago.
I have been paired with CD Mitchell, who has a long list of publications, including "This, too, is Vanity" and "Stud Fee." He also has a laundry-list of life-time experience ranging from defense attorney to professional boxer.
His Flying House Bio is listed below:
CD Mitchell’s stories are at once realist, and insanely far-fetched. His submission, God’s Naked Will, centers around a southern preacher heading north in search of a solution to his problem (he’s a virgin and needs a woman––unknown to his parish––to remedy his virgin situation), and at the same time it’s a story of entrapment––by God, and by a sly prostitute named Delilah. CD turns the table of expectations in a Flannery O’Connor sort of way, which makes for nice surprises.
CD has a large list of publications to his name, as well as Pushcart nominations. He holds an MFA with concentrations in fiction and creative nonfiction, and currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University. As he puts it, “I was a boxer, attorney, carpenter, fry cook, daddy, and an ex-husband four times. But I have never been a best man.”
My Flying House Bio is listed below. Pretty cool. And, as always, check me out here.
Jennifer Moore is currently a professor of photography at the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago.
Her themes draw on personal experiences rooted in relationships, family, birth, death, sexuality, gender roles and religion. She explores the commonalities inherent in these themes through photography and digital art, hoping to better understand humanity, motherhood and womanhood. More often than not, she incorporates text directly into her work.
Jennifer earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree (2002) and a Master in Arts degree (2005) from Governors State University. Her award-winning photography has been shown in exhibitions all across Illinois, and very soon in the Regional Museum of Natural Science in Turin, Italy.