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Anne de Marcken, Curriculum Vitae

Anne de Marcken is a writer and time-based artist working primarily in the narrative mode. Her credits include short stories, poetry, screenplays, short and feature-length films and videos, algorithm-based narratives, and interactive web environments. Her writing has been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts and has appeared in such publications as Best New American Voices, Glimmer Train, and Southern Indiana Review. She has been awarded the Howard Frank Mosher Prize for Short Fiction, the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Prize, the Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Award and has received grant and fellowship support from the Jentel Foundation, Centrum, Artist Trust and the Hafer Family Foundation. She currently is a visiting professor at The Evergreen State College, is affiliated with Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program, maintains her position as Creative Director of the digital media arts studio Wovie, and keeps up an active creative practice integrating text- and image-based media.

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts, The Evergreen State College (1995) Concentration: Creative Writing, Film & Video

Publications

  • Glimmer Train (Winter 2011) “Best Western”
  • Southern Indiana Review (Spring 2010) “Stray”
  • Glimmer Train (Spring 2010) “Writing to the Future: An Interview with Xu Xi”
  • Writers Ask (ongoing) Excerpts from “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong”
  • NPR Selected Shorts (2008) “Best Western”
  • Evo Girls (2009) Guest editor and essayist for the annual print catalogue of experimental media and activist art by the collective, Evolutionary Girls Club
  • Writer’s Chronicle (December 2007, Volume 40, Number 3) “A Part of One’s Life: An Interview with Shawn Wong”
  • Best New American Voices 2007 (Harcourt, 2006) “Ashes.” Sue Miller, editor
  • Hunger Mountain (Fall 2006 Issue, Number 9) “Three Keys”
  • The Way We Knew It: Fiction from the First 25 Years of Vermont College’s MFA in Writing Program 1981-2006  (Vermont College / Union Institute & University, 2006) “Wrap Skirt”
  • The Olympian, Health Today (1998) Series of five feature articles focusing on trends in heart care
  • Potato Eyes (1993) “Brook Trout,” “Ode to ‘Possum”
  • The Sierra Nevada College Review (1992) “Gray Rectangles”

Select Film & Digital Media Credits

  • The Sea That Has Become Known (3:21, DV, 2014) Video Narrative. Writer / Producer / Director / Editor / Camera
  • The Good Zeal of Monks (2:00, DV, 2013) Video Essay. Co-producer / Director / Camera / Co-editor
  • In the Way of Intimacy (In development) Wovie’s latest feature film. Writer / Producer
  • Sophisticated (In development) Developing Producer
  • FAIR(In development) Feature-length documentary about the civil rights of people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography
  • The Olympia Insider (2007-10) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council / The Arc of Washington. Series of more than three dozen web-based shorts documenting and advancing legislative advocacy efforts of people developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Co-Director / Co-Editor / Director of Photography
  • Informing Families Building Trust (2009-10) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council. Series of informational web-based video shorts for people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Co-Director / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Thank You (2009) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council. Video short used as social justice advocacy tool for people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Director / Director of Photography / Editor
  • DDTV (2007-09) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council / The Arc of Washington State. Series of informational video shorts for people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Co-Director / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Communicating with Keith (2009) Video documentary of how one man with developmental disabilities communicates using facilitative technologies. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • The Decatur Street Project (2008) City of Olympia. Short-format documentary of innovative storm water management and treatment techniques. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • What Have You Done for Budd Lately? (2008) City of Olympia. Short-format documentary about sustainable community practices. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Close Up (2007-08) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council. Series of video documentary shorts profiling self-advocates with developmental disabilities Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Navigation 101 (2007) WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Series of six 10- to 20-minute videos introducing students and teachers to a statewide, education-based social justice initiative called Navigation 101. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Co-Editor
  • The Ideal Tenant (2006) Interactive literary video utilizes multimedia technologies and text to explore new narrative possibilities. Writer / Director / Producer / Coder
  • Agnes (2005) Interactive video essay employing text, video, algorithm. Writer / Director / Producer / Coder
  • Birders (2005) “Artist Signature Piece” MTV Logo. Writer / Producer / Creative Director / Animator
  • Student to Student (2004) WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction / WA Association of Student Body Presidents. Live-action/animated video used in Washington state high school classrooms to promote student engagement. Writer / Producer / Creative Director
  • Group (106:00, DV-35mm, 2002) Feature film. Theatrical distribution by Artistic License. Educational & home video distribution: Frameline. Writer / Producer / Co-Director /  Director of Photography / Production Designer
  • Civil Enough (2001) Two interactive animated web-based pieces use humor to convey a serious civil rights message. Producer / Creative Director / Animator
  • Stick Figures (2000) Animated web series. Writer / Creative Director / Animator / Voiceover
  • A Word with Index & The Bird  (2000) Animated web series. Writer/Creative Director/Animator/Voiceover
  • The Cat Couch (2000) Animated web series. Creative Director
  • Truth (1998) 16mm feature film, Brown Eyes Motion Pictures. Art Director
  • Mission Not Impossible (1998) Promotional video, Washington Interactive Technologies. Writer
  • Rural Girls in Science (1996) Video documentary of the University of Washington “Rural Girls in Science” mentoring program. Producer / Writer / Editor
  • Journey to Greece (30:00, 16mm, 1996) Film essay. Producer / CameraFlags for Fags (30:00, 16mm, 1996) Location Sound Technician
  • I Can Do Anything… (6:30, video, 1995) Documentary of Pew Summer Institute at The Evergreen State College. Camera / Editor
  • Eroticascore (9:15, 16mm, 1995) Film with live, improvised soundtrack. Writer / Director / Producer
  • Eye Out (1995) Public media installation series. Producer
  • Video Scavenger Hunt (1995) Live music and video installation. Writer / Director / Producer
  • Taking the Veil (3:00, 16mm, 1995) Film with live, improvised soundtrack. Writer / Director / Producer
  • Clouds are thus… (6:30, 3 channel video installation, 1995) Writer/Director / Producer / Camera
  • The Dancing Cloud (3:00, 8mm, 1994) Silent film short. Writer / Producer / Camera

Screening Highlights

Group Commercial Release Dates:

  • Seattle, WA, January 3, 2003
  • Olympia, WA, November 30, 2002
  • Madison, WI, October 11, 2002
  • Portland, OR, October 4, 2002
  • Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 2002
  • Houston, TX, September 6, 2002
  • Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 2002
  • Boston, MA, July 26, 2002New York, NY, July 5, 2002

Group Festival Screenings:

  • The Director’s View Film Festival, Stamford, CT February 13, 2003
  • Phoenix International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival February 15, 2003
  • University of Oregon Queer Film Festival February 21, 2003
  • Wingspan Film Festival, Tucson, AZ March 7, 2003
  • Rock For Choice Festival, Vancouver, BC January 11, 2003
  • Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY December 7, 2002
  • Minneapolis/Saint Paul LGBT Film Festival November 19, 2002
  • Truth Serum, Boston, MA October 27, 2002
  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival October 20, 2002
  • Barcelona International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival October 18-27, 2002
  • 11th Feminale: International Women’s Film Festival, Cologne, Germany October 4 & 5, 2002
  • Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival October 12, 2002
  • The 6th Annual Portland LGBT Film Festival 2002 September 28, 2002
  • Montreal International Queer Film Festival September 27, 2002
  • Ladyfest East, New York City September 21, 2002
  • The Channel Islands Indie Film Festival September 14, 2002
  • Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival August 31, 2002
  • Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 19 & 20, 2002
  • Outfest 2002, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 16, 2002
  • British Film Institute Touring Festival June -September 2002
  • Peabody Film Festival, Portland, ME June 22, 2002
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 19, 2002
  • Provincetown Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 15 & 16, 2002
  • The New Festival, New York, NY June 16, 2002
  • London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival April 5th 2002 (World Premiere)
  • Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA October 2002 (Preview Screening)
  • New York Independent Film Market September 2001

Grants & Fellowships

  • Hafer Family Foundation Residency, Camano Island, WA (2007)
  • Artist Trust, GAP Grant (2007)
  • Writer in Residence Fellowship, Jentel Foundation, Sheridan, WY (2006)
  • Centrum Residency Fellowship, Fort Warden, WA (2006)

Select Awards & Honors

Writing:

  • Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2013) Finalist
  • Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Award (2010) Winner. Alan Cheuse, judge
  • Salem College 2010 International Literary Awards, Fiction (2010) Honorable Mention
  • Bellingham Review Tobias Wolff Award in Fiction (2010) Finalist
  • A Room of Her Own Orlando Prize for Short Fiction (2010) Finalist
  • Gulf Coast Fiction Prize (2010) Finalist
  • Iowa Short Fiction Award (2009) Semi-finalist
  • Cutthroat Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award (2009) Finalist
  • Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Contest (2009) Honorable Mention. Yiyun Li, judge
  • Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award (2009) Second Place
  • Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2009) Finalist
  • Symphony Space Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (2008) Winner. Amy Hempel, judge
  • Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2008) Honorable Mention
  • Glimmer Train Family Matters Fiction Award (2008) Finalist
  • Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award (2007) Finalist
  • Nimrod Katherine Anne Porter Prize (2007) Semi-finalist
  • Howard Frank Mosher Prize for Short Fiction (2006) Winner
  • Adult Short Fiction Competition, Pacific Northwest Writers Association (1998) Finalist

Film & Video:

  • Audience Choice Award, Planet Out Short Film Contest (2003) Civil Enough
  • Best Narrative Feature, The Director’s View Film Festival, Stamford, CT (2003) Group
  • Best Feature, Jurors’ Choice, New Festival, NY, NY (2002) Group
  • Best Director, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA (2002) Group
  • Audience Choice, Best Feature Film, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2002) Group
  • Official Selection, IFP Film Market, NY, NY (2001) Group

Select Readings, Presentations & Workshops

  • Blindfold Gallery, Seattle, WA (February 28, 2014) Presenting writer, Associated Writing Programs Conference Reading, “Animal/Antidote”
  • MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA (May 16, 2013) Panelist and presenting artist, Les Figues Press’s “Q.E.D II: Not (Quite) Easily Done”
  • TEDx The Evergreen State College: Local Innovations for a Changing World, Olympia, WA (January 23, 2013) Coordinating Producer
  • TEDx The Evergreen State College: Hello, Climate Change, Olympia, WA (April 16, 2012) Coordinating Producer
  • TEDx The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (April 16, 2012) Speaker, “The Happy Ending”
  • Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA (March 9, 2011) Visiting artist/lecturer, “Critical Articulation in Arts-Based Practice”
  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (January, 2011) Guest artist/lecturer, “Art, Time & Narrative”
  • “Finding Your Way,” Ocean Park, WA (June-July, 2010) Writing workshop series
  • “Finding Your Voice,” Ocean Park, WA (July-August, 2010) Writing workshop series
  • WomanSTOCK, Rochester, NY (August, 2010) Contributing artist, feminist art collective exhibition
  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (January, 2010) Guest artist/lecturer, Writing Matters: Passion & Discipline in Literary & Media Arts
  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (February, 2009) Guest artist/panelist, Symposium on Social Justice & Sustainability: The Arts and Public Works
  • Associated Writing Programs Conference, Austin, TX (2006) Panelist and moderator, “Prose in Motion” with Philip Graham, Ed Falco, John Bresland, and Marilyn Freeman
  • Davis Gallery, Sheridan, WY (2006) Visiting artist talk, “Process and Image”
  • University of Iowa, NonfictionNow Conference, Iowa City, IA (2005) Panelist, “The Varieties of Collaboration” with Philip Graham, Alma Gottlieb, LeAnne Howe and Lawrence Sutin
  • University of Iowa, NonfictionNow Conference, Iowa City, IA (2005) Panelist, “The Video Essay: Writing with Images and Sound” with John Bresland, Marilyn Freeman and Ron Sandvik
  • The Evergreen State College (2004) Guest artist, MediaWorks
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (2003) Guest artist
  • Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV (2003) Visiting artist
  • The Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA (2002) Panelist, “Writing the New Screenplay”
  • Filmmaker Forum, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA (2002) Panelist, “Women in Film.”
  • British Film Institute, London, England (2002) Presenting artist

Professional Experience

  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA September 2011 – present, Visiting Faculty
  • Goddard College, Plainfield, VT & Port Townsend, WA July 2010 – present, Visiting Faculty in Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts Program
  • Wovie, Inc., Olympia, WA June 2000-present, Co-owner and Creative Director, digital media arts studio
  • Vermont College of Fine Art, Montpelier, VT 2009-11, Fiction Editor, Hunger Mountain, literary and visual arts journal / 2007-09, Contributing Editor
  • The Espy Foundation, Oysterville, WA March 2004 – January 2006, Program Director, literary and visual arts foundation & residency program
  • The Evergreen State College, KAOS Olympia Community Radio, Olympia, WA February 1999 – June 2000, Development Director
  • Cupid & Psyche Studios, Olympia, WA October 1997 – June 2000, Director of Development
  • Washington State Department of Information Services, Olympia, WA October 1996 – October 1997, Videoconference Coordinator
  • One Horse Productions, Olympia, WA June 1995 – August 1999, Sole Proprietor, freelance video and film production and writing

Bibliography

  • The Review ReviewSpring 2011, “Well Told Stories” Zara Raab
  • Southern Indiana Review Spring 2010
  • Poets & Writers March/April 2008
  • Nimrod International Literary Journal Fall 2008
  • The Olympian August 2, 2007, “Artist Gets Her Dream Residency” Heather Woodward
  • Artist Trust News July 17, 2007
  • Publishers Weekly 2007
  • Library Journal September 15, 2006
  • Kirkus Reviews 2006
  • Booklist 2006
  • Poets & Writers November/December 2006
  • Seattle Woman’s Magazine October 3, 2005, “A Place Apart: Retreats for Women Writers and Artists” Sheryl Wiser
  • Business Examiner vol. 20, #9, April 26, 2004, Steve Dunkelberger
  • The Independent June 17, 2003, “Beautiful Minds” Gulliver Craig
  • The Village Voice July 2, 2002, “Talk Talk” Ed Park
  • Variety July 2, 2002, Dennis Harvey
  • The New York Daily News July 3, 2002, Elizabeth Weitzman
  • MovieMartyr.com July 4, 2002, Jeremy Heilman
  • New York Times July 5, 2002, “Get in Touch with Your Anger” Elvis Mitchell
  • New York Post July 5, 2002, Jonathan Foreman
  • PopcornQ July 10, 2002, Brandon Judell
  • Boston Globe July 10, 2002, Erin Meister
  • L.A. Weekly August 8, 2002, Ella Taylor
  • TV Guide July 10, 2002, Ken Fox
  • Offoffoff.com July 10, 2002, Joshua Tanzer
  • Frontiers New Magazine July 2002, Chris Phillips
  • Flick Filosopher August 5, 2002, Mary Ann Johanson
  • Christian Science Monitor David Sterritt
  • New Times (L.A.) Jean Oppenheimer
  • Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas
  • BBC Radio April 2002
  • The Olympian April 1, 2001, “Group Therapy Uncensored”

Bio

Anne de Marcken is a writer and moving image artist. Her credits include short stories, short and feature-length films and videos, interactive web environments, and hybrid narratives. Anne is currently a visiting professor at The Evergreen State College and in Goddard’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program. Her writing has been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts and in such publications as Best New American Voices, Glimmer Train, Hunger Mountain, and Southern Indiana Review. She has been awarded the Howard Frank Mosher Prize for Short Fiction, the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Prize, the Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Award and has received grant and fellowship support from the Jentel Foundation, Centrum, Artist Trust and the Hafer Family Foundation.