Atlantic Center for the Arts Fundraiser

Michael K Taylor received a residency to study poetry from May 16th – June 5th and will share and sell works from his art studio followed by hosting a poetry night to help cover his final travel expenses.  At the ACA Residency he will study for three weeks with acclaimed poet Thomas Sayers Ellis.

Saturday 12-7pm with reception from 4-7pm. Black Heritage Gallery 5408 Almeda (713) 529-7900

Followed by a night of poetry co-hosted by Michael K Taylor @ Secret Word Cafe 2016 Dowling St

THOMAS SAYERS ELLIS, poetry Thomas Sayers Ellis co-founded The Dark Room Collective (in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1988); and received his M.F.A. from Brown University. He is the author of Skin, Inc. (Graywolf Press, 2010) and The Maverick Room (Graywolf Press, 2005), which won the John C. Zacharis First Book Award, and a recipient of a Mrs. Giles Whiting Writers’ Award. His poems and photographs have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Callaloo, Best American Poetry (1997, 2001 and 2010), Grand Street, The Baffler, Jubilat, Tin House, Poetry, and The Nation Mr. Ellis is a contributing writer to Waxpoetics and Poets & Writers. He is also an Assistant Professor of Writing at Sarah Lawrence College, a faculty member of the Lesley University low-residency M.F.A Program and a member of the Cave Canem Faculty. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and is currently working on The Go-Go Book: People in the Pocket in Washington, D.C.

Residency program at the Atlantic Center for the Arts A residency at Atlantic Center allows artists to devote time and attention to their art in a community of like-minded artists. Atlantic Center for the Arts provides workspace and equipment to create without interruption. After the residency, many artists-in-residence continue to maintain close ties with one another. Master Artists spend two hours per day, five days per week with their Associate Artists. This time can spent in formal or informal group settings, individual conferences, or just working in the studio. Master Artists are available for questions and consulting.