RHINEBECK, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Acclaimed graphic novelist and cartoonist Lynda
"We are absolutely thrilled Lynda Barry is being recognized, not only for her exceptional accomplishments, but as a person whose 'originality, insight, and potential' are worth investing in," said Carla Goldstein, Omega president. "Lynda inspires students with her skill, wit, and dedication to teaching. Her sold-out workshops at Omega have been among our most popular writing programs for more than 20 years. We are truly honored to count her as a member of our faculty."
In 2020 Barry will teach two 5-day workshops at Omega: Writing the Unthinkable, and Writing From Workbook 52, the latter will be co-led by writer Dan Chaon. In her description of Writing the Unthinkable she wrote, "Focusing first on memory, we embark on a journey into the unexpected. Memories come as uncontrollably as dreams—you may end up remembering things you haven't thought of since you were a kid. Then we move into fiction. It's a way of writing that's freaky, vivid, and a lot of fun."
Barry has published several illustrated novels, including Cruddy, which was described by the New York Times as "a work of terrible beauty." Her book on the creative process, What It Is, was hailed by Salon as "insightful and bubbling with delight in the process of artistic creation."
Omega's commitment to the arts includes several writing workshops offered annually as part of its holistic studies curriculum. Other prominent teachers have included Billy Collins, Sharon Olds, Cheryl Strayed, Joy Harjo, Major Jackson, Julia Cameron, Saul Williams, Robert Bly, Marge Piercy, Natalie Goldberg, Pam Houston, Sapphire, and Dani Shapiro. Recent offerings in 2019 included programs led by Nick Flynn, Nancy Slonim Aronie, Maia Danziger, Kelly Notaras, Mark Matousek, Marta Szabo, and Krista Vernoff.
Additionally, Omega presented two environmental writing workshops this year in conjunction with Orion magazine, on its Rhinebeck campus and at the American Museum of Natural History Southwest Research Station in Arizona's Cave Creek Canyon.
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