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Postponed – Writer’s Cabin Dedication
March 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Dear friends, in response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, specifically to an increased number of cases in the New Orleans metro area, and in accordance with Tulane’s recommendations, we have decided to postpone the Writer’s Cabin dedication in line with physical distancing protocols. Staff will be convening to determine appropriate adaptations of our other scheduled programming this coming week. Thank you for your understanding and take care, The Staff of A Studio in the Woods.
Wednesday, March 18 at 9:30am, A Studio in the Woods will dedicate its new Writer’s Cabin with a celebration featuring remarks and performances by Cheryl Landrieu, Mark Davis, Rebecca Snedeker, Monique Verdin, Benjamin Morris, and Dr. Michael White. Attendees at the dedication will have the opportunity to view the new space and participate in a tour of the grounds with A Studio in the Woods Environmental Curator David Baker or a tour of the facility and program with Managing Director Ama Rogan.
This new live/work space for literary artists is the fifth structure on the Studio’s 7.66 acres of protected bottomland hardwood forest. The addition of the Cabin deepens A Studio in the Woods’ reputation as a destination for emerging and established writers of all genres and backgrounds, expands artist-in-residency programs, adds private retreat space, and furthers community outreach. The 500 square foot Cabin includes a private workspace with views of the Woods, separate sleeping quarters and a dogtrot-style porch. Designed by John Anderson of unabridged Architecture, the building slips quietly into the Woods and is simple, yet elegant in its relationship to the environment and the existing buildings on site. The Cabin is energy efficient and hurricane resistant.
The first writer to benefit from this new space will be local author Ladee Hubbard. Hubbard’s first novel, The Talented Ribkins, received the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. During her residency, Hubbard will be revising a prequel to her debut novel. Hubbard is the second Gulf South Writer in the Woods, a program of A Studio in the Woods and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, designed to support the creative work, scholarship and community engagement of writers examining the Gulf South region.
The event is free but please RSVP here.