Write On, Door County has chosen Janée J. Baugher, a poet and editor from Seattle, as the inaugural recipient of the Dick Scuglik Memorial Residency and Scholarship. The honor goes to a poet or other writer with demonstrated ability and interest in ekphrastic writing: a literary form of writing in response to visual art.
Baugher will receive a June 14-21 residency and scholarship funds to cover travel expenses to Door County. She has been paired with local artist Ginnie Cappaert. Through an exchange of work, each will create new work that takes its inspiration from the pieces they have exchanged. Baugher and Cappaert will present their new work and engage in a community conversation about the creative process June 18, 7 pm, at Write On.
“As a longtime ekphrastic practitioner, I was ecstatic to learn of this first-ever residency designed for ekphrasists,” said Baugher. “My aim is to share by teachings of ekphrasis, as well as encouraging others to find creative ways to interact with other art forms, including embarking on collaborative relationships.”