Join Newnan ArtRez Artist-in-residence, author Cailin McGill, at the Newnan Carnegie Library on Thursday, July 22nd at 2:30 pm for an amazing author meeting and reading. She’ll be reading a selection from her upcoming Miami-based, coming-of-age memoir about hiding the truth, for six years, about her abusive, drug-addled relationship with an older man and his tenuous tether to reality. One essay from her book was named a Notable in The Best American Essays 2016.
“We’re so incredibly excited to have Caitlin McGill take the time out to read her newest work for us! A memoir coming from its author means so much more.” Says Carnegie Adult Event Coordinator, Anthony Urda.
Caitlin McGill’s work appears in Blackbird, The Chattachoochee Review, CutBank, Gastronomica, Indiana Review, Iron Horse, The Los Angeles Review, McSweeney’s, The Southeast Review, Vox, War, Literature, & the Arts, and other publications. She is a finalist for the 2021 Chautauqua Janus Prize, and winner of the 2020 Indiana Review Creative Nonfiction Prize and the 2014 Crab Orchard Review Rafael Torch Nonfiction Award. She has been a writer-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and is a 2016 St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award winner. She has also received scholarships and grants from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Emerson College, and the Somerville Arts Council.
A resident of Lynn, MA, she teaches at Emerson College, GrubStreet, and Harvard University, and is a workshop facilitator for Writers Without Margins – a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to literary arts for everyone, including those marginalized, stigmatized, or isolated by the challenges of addiction recovery, disability, trauma, sickness, injury, poverty, and mental illness.
Caitlin McGill is the July 2021 artist-in-residence for the Newnan ArtRez program. Newnan ArtRez offers residencies to emerging and mid-career artists from various disciplines so they can pursue their art away from everyday pressures while engaging in community experiences that enrich Newnan and Coweta County’s cultural environment. For more information on Newnan ArtRez please visit https://newnanartist.org.
Newnan Carnegie Library
The Newnan Carnegie Library in Newnan, GA is one of the most historically significant structures in downtown Newnan and was built in 1904. The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations with a non-circulating reading room, children’s area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives. For more information about the Carnegie visit www.newnancarnegie.com.