Collaborations begins on March 22, and will be taught (collaboratively!) by Sarah Tourjee and Ren Evans. The course will feature several guest artists from the Providence community. Meet our guests and collaborators!

Danielle Vogel is a prose poet, lyric essayist, and book artist. She is the author of Between Grammars (Noemi Press, 2014), Narrative & Nest(Abecedarian Gallery, 2012) and lit (Dancing Girl Press, 2008). She holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from The University of Denver as well as a MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. Her written texts have most recently appeared in Two Serious Ladies, The Feminist Wire, La Vague, and Tarpaulin Sky. Her book arts work has most recently been exhibited at RISD Museum, AS220 Project Space, The University of Arizona Poetry Center, and Denver’s Abecedarian Gallery. Through both her written work and book artifacts, she investigates the symbiotic bonds between a writer, language, and her readers—how a book, as an extended architecture of a body, can be a site of radical transformation.

Vincent Brewer is a company dancer with Festival Ballet Providence. A native of Great Barrington, MA, Vincent trained with the Albany Berkshire Ballet and Berkshire Pulse in Western Massachusetts. He furthered his dance training at Indiana University on scholarships from the Jacob’s School of Music and the Hutton Honors College, graduating with a B.S. in Ballet. At Indiana University, Vincent danced the male principals in Valse Fantaisie, Allegro Brilliante, and Glinka Pas de Trois (Balanchine), Melancholic in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, and Cavalier, Snow Prince, and Trepak in Michael Vernon’sNutcracker. He also performed works by Ashton, Tudor, Tharp, and Nijinska. He has danced with Eglevsky Ballet and Suzanne Farrell Ballet, performing Flower Festival at Genzano and Balanchine’s Tarantella with Eglevsky Ballet.

Emily Dix Thomas is a cellist who has toured nationally and internationally with Vio/Miré, Correspondences, and The Young@Heart Chorus. She also writes and performs solo as EDT. Emily lives in Providence, RI and works in the gum industry.