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© Courtesy of Bas Fisher Invitational

100 NE 11th St.
Miami, FL 33132
August 24th, 2011 - September 30th, 2011
Opening: August 24th, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

design district
By appointment only


“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”

-Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman is a writer’s residency housed temporarily at Bas Fisher Invitational. Timothy Stanley is in residence at Gene Hackman for three weeks. P. Scott Cunningham is in residence for six weeks. Tim is starting and finishing a full-length novel about Miami. Scott is writing a collection of poems.


1. The public is welcome into the space to observe the writers. Gene Hackman is active between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and noon to four p.m. on Saturday. Gene Hackman is closed on Sunday.

2. Every weekday at 5 p.m., each writer gives a short reading from his/her project. Readings will also take place on the following Saturdays:

August 27 at 2 p.m.

September 3 at 2 p.m.

September 10 at 8 p.m.

3. Each writer must serve as critic. The goal of the critic is to be as cruel as possible.

4. Each writer must print out any and all writing completed by the end of the workday.

5. Any writing project begun at Gene Hackman must be completed before leaving Gene Hackman.

Timothy Stanley is a writer and artist from New York City. He studied literature and creative writing at Columbia University and has been working as a art fabricator in Brooklyn, NY. In the last year, his work has been shown at Placemaker in Hudson, NY, Woodpile in Brooklyn, NY and Storefront for Art and Architecture in Manhattan, NY in collaboration with Snarkitecture. He is also one half of the New York goth-kiss-seizure-core band Bunny Chew.

P. Scott Cunningham is the author of Chapbook of Poems for Morton Feldman (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2011). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Harvard Review, Court Green, Pool, Pure Francis, PANK, Abe’s Penny, Northville Review, OH NO, Roanoke Review, Redivider, and elsewhere. He is the founder of the University of Wynwood and the executive editor of Jai-Alai Magazine.