Cooper Lee Bombardier Awarded Fine Arts Work Center’s 2018 Lambda Literary & East End Books Ptown Scholarship.
The Fine Arts Center is delighted to announce Cooper Lee Bombardier as the recipient of the 2018 Lambda Literary & East End Books Ptown Scholarship which provides a full-tuition scholarship and on-site housing for a Lambda Literary Fellow. Cooper Lee Bombardier will be attending Sarah Schulman’s weeklong workshop, “Witness, Express, & Represent: A Prose Workshop,” July 22-27, as part of FAWC’s Writers & Artists as Activists Week. (Selection is by Lambda Literary; there is no application process.) BIO: Cooper Lee Bombardier is a writer and visual artist from the South Shore of Boston. His writing appears in Kenyon Review, CutBank, Nailed Magazine, The Rumpus; and the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology The Remedy–Essays on Queer Health Issues (ed. Zena Sharman) and Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Speculative Fiction From Transgender Writers (eds. Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett) winner of the 2018 ALA Stonewall Book Awards/Barbara Gittings Literature Award. The Huffington Post named him as one of “10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art.” His visual art was recently curated in an exhibition called “Intersectionality” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, and hung recently in shows at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, NM, the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco, and at Helltown Workshop in Provincetown, MA. His visual work has been published in the journals Faggot Dinosaur and CutBank. A veteran of the original Sister Spit tours, he's performed, lectured, and exhibited art across North America. He has received fellowships from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Lambda Literary Foundation, and RADAR Labs. Cooper Lee has taught writing at the University of Portland, Clark College, Portland State University, and at various Portland-area high schools as a writer-in-residence through Literary Art's program Writers in The Schools. He is a 2017-18 Visiting Writer at the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Critical Studies graduate program. #lambdaliterary #scholarship #workshop #writers