Sundress Academy for the Arts Announces
Winners of Summer 2021 Residency Fellowships
Knoxville, TN: The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is pleased to announce Yamilette Vizcaíno Rivera and Levi Cain as the winners of fellowships for summer 2021 residencies. These residencies are designed to give artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment.
Yamilette Vizcaíno Rivera is a Black Dominican-American writer and educator, based in Brooklyn. She is the HUES Nonfiction Fellow as well as the writer in residence at Velvet Park Media. She is nominated for Best Small Fictions 2021 and was the winner of the 2019 Cosmonauts Avenue Nonfiction prize. She was also the 2020 Oyster River Pages Creative Nonfiction intern, as well as a Tin House and VONA alum. Her words can be found online at Barrelhouse, The Offing, and Watermelanin Magazine, as well as in a forthcoming chapbook from The Hellebore Press.
Levi Cain is a gay Black writer who was born in California, raised in Connecticut, and currently lives in Massachusetts. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, their work has also been nominated for Best of the Net and Best New Poets, as well as shortlisted for Brain Mill Press’s National Poetry Month contest. Their first poetry chapbook, dogteeth., was published by Ursus Americanus Press in the fall of 2020.
Finalists for this summer’s fellowships included Maria Isabelle Carlos, Caliche Fields, Manny Loley, Meher Manda, DW McKinney, and Tochukwu Okafor.
The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is a writers residency and arts collective that hosts workshops, retreats, and residencies for writers in all genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, journalism, academic writing, playwriting, and more.
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