August 5| 7:30 | Soundstage at Maine Media Workshops | Free and Open to the Public
Joyce Maynard has been a writer of both fiction and nonfiction for over forty years—having begun her career in her teens. Her essays and syndicated columns have been widely anthologized, and her best-selling At Home in the World, has been translated into eighteen languages. Her novels include To Die For and Labor Day, the movie adaptation of which is due out in summer, 2013 , as is her newest novel, After Her.
Maynard performs frequently as a storyteller with The Moth in New York City, and with Porchlight in San Francisco. Founder of the Lake Atitlan Writing Workshop, in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, and a former instructor with the Stonecoast Writing Program in Maine.
Sean Kernan is a photographer, writer, and teacher who came to photography from theater. He is the author of two monographs, The Secret Books (with Jorge Luis Borges) and Among Trees.
He has exhibited at galleries and museums accross the US and the world, including: Centre Regional de la Photographie, Duchy, France; Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt; Photosynkiria, Thessaloniki, Greece; William Benton Museum; Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico; Friends of Photography (San Francisco); Wesleyan University, Connecticut; Whitney Museum (New York), and has created media performance pieces at MASS MoCA, Guggenheim Projects in New York, and Poftland Performing Arts Festival. He is currently working on a theater/dance/multimedia piece, The Drowned Man.
He has produced and directed two documentaries, The Kampala Boxing Club, about boxing in Africa, and Crow Stories, about the Crow Tribe of Montana, and contributed the concept for the CBS film, To America, and served as Associate Producer.
His photos have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, New York, Harpers, Bloomberg, Communication Arts, Graphis, Polyrama (Switzerland), Photo World (China), as well as magazines in Iran, Greece, Italy, and Switzerland, and has done a wide range of advertising work for clients such as AT&T, Amex, GE, Pratt & Whitney, Dow Jones, Harvard, and Knoll,
He has taught and lectured at the New School/Parsons, Art Center (Pasadena), Yale Medical School, International Center for Photography, University of Texas, Wesleyan University, and has won numerous awards, most recently from the Center in Santa Fe for teaching, as well as a Doctorate (HC) from Art Center in Pasadena. He writes and lectures about creativity, the arts and commerce, with articles in Communication Arts, Graphis, and Lenswork, among others.