October 25, 2009

Holly Tavel

Holly Tavel is a writer and artist whose fiction has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Torpedo, Elimae, McSweeney's, and Diagram, which awarded her its Innovative Fiction Award in 2007. She holds an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University. For several years, as a member of Glowlab, a Brooklyn-based artist's collective, she collaborated on projects involving public-space performance, social sculpture, and experimental walks, was editor of Glowlab's Neuroscape Journal, and helped curate the Psy.Geo.Conflux, an annual New York-based event bringing together artists, lecturers, and the public for several days of projects exploring urban space and the city.

Her visual/conceptual art has featured in group shows at the Participant Gallery in New York, and at Art Interactive in Cambridge, MA. In 2005 she developed a Psychogeography course at Brown, which she is teaching for the third time this summer. In addition to working on a novel, she is in the process of collaborating on a book focused around writers' responses to found photographs. She lives in Brooklyn, and teaches in the English Department at CUNY-Borough of Manhattan Community College. If we're lucky she will play us some ukulele.