Megan's manuscript Booker's Point, a portrait-in-verse of an old Mainer and a certain New England sense of place, has been awarded the Vassar Miller Prize, and will be published by the University of North Texas Press in the spring of 2016. Read some Booker poems here.
The New Yorker had a fun article about the resurgence of grumbling and its benefits. Taken out of context, we think they might be onto something.
"There’s something animalistic about grumbling. . . Grumbling can be fun."
Megan has been named a 2015 Hawthornden Fellow, and will spend June of 2015 in residency at Hawthornden Castle, in Scotland. She will be working on the manuscript and libretto Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, which re-imagines the classical goddess of springtime in the era of climate change, GMOs, and industrialized agriculture.
On September 21st, at the closing night award ceremony of the 2014 Coney Island Film Festival, SsG's Amy was awarded the Best Documentary Short prize for her film The Birth and Death of the BTK Band, a documentary about NYC's former hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band. CIFF is one of Amy's favorite film festivals, and she is honored and speechless. And the awards ceremony is held inside the Eldorado Bumper Cars!