Director's Guests

Civitella Ranieri Foundation invites between two and four Director’s Guests for each session for a stay of 2-4 weeks. The Guests represent established stature in any discipline and are of any nationality. Guests give readings, conduct excursions and studio visits, and serve as mentors and facilitators. Travel expenses are not covered, but room and board is offered as well as appropriate workspace.

Name Country Discipline Year
AbeniDamiano Abeni
Italy, Writing, 2009
Italy Writing 2009
AcimanAndré Aciman
Egypt/USA, Writing, 2017
Egypt/USA Writing 2017
AndersenKurt Andersen
USA, Writing, 2014
USA Writing 2014
ArgueDoug Argue
USA, Visual Arts, 2016
USA Visual Arts 2016
BankerDenise Banker
USA, Writing, 2009
USA Writing 2009
BarnetAndrea Barnet
USA, Writing, 2013
USA Writing 2013
BeattieAnn Beattie
USA, Writing, 2013
USA Writing 2013
BergerAnna Maria Busse Berger
USA, Music, 2012
USA Music 2012
BilbaoMaricruz Bilbao
Spain, Visual Arts, 2011
Spain Visual Arts 2011
BoymConstantin Boym
Russia, Design, 2008
Russia Design 2008
CaccavaleGiuseppe Caccavale
Italy, Visual Arts, 2010
Italy Visual Arts 2010
CamerlenghiNick Camerlenghi
USA, Art History, 2009
USA Art History 2009
CampagnoliMatteo Campagnoli
Italy, Writing, 2010
Italy Writing 2010
CassVictoria Cass
USA, Writing, 2015
USA Writing 2015
ChironiCristian Chironi
Italy, Visual Arts, 2012
Italy Visual Arts 2012
ClearfieldAndrea Clearfield
USA, Music, 2010
USA Music 2010
ColasantiSilvia Colasanti
Italy, Music, 2008
Italy Music 2008
CollinsBilly Collins
USA, Writing, 2015
USA Writing 2015
cruzJuan Cruz
Spain, Writing, 2015
Spain Writing 2015
D'AlviaCarl D'Alvia
USA, Visual Arts, 2009
USA Visual Arts 2009
DavennySusan Davenny Wyner
USA, Music, 2009
USA Music 2009
De MartinFabiano De Martin
Italy, Visual Arts, 2010
Italy Visual Arts 2010
de PaceNicola de Pace
USA, Visual Arts, 2012
USA Visual Arts 2012
DelbancoNicholas Delbanco
UK/USA, Writing, 2017
UK/USA Writing 2017

Nicholas Delbanco is the author of twenty-nine books of fiction and non-fiction; his next work, a collection of essays titled Curiouser and Curiouser will appear this summer. The Robert Frost Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan, he has served as, among others, a juror for the Pulitzer Prize and the Chair of the Fiction Panel of the National Book Awards.

DeyHendrik Dey
USA, Archaeology, 2011
USA Archaeology 2011
DonadioRachel Donadio
USA, Writing, 2016
USA Writing 2016
DoyleStephen Doyle
USA, Design, 2015
USA Design 2015
DyerGeoff Dyer
UK, Writing, 2017
UK Writing 2017
EatonJohn Eaton
USA, Music, 2011
USA Music 2011
EbershoffDavid Ebershoff
USA, Writing, 2010
USA Writing 2010
EisenbergDeborah Eisenberg
USA, Writing, 2010
USA Writing 2010
EnsorBarbara Ensor
USA, Writing, 2013
USA Writing 2013
FaccoAndrea Facco
Italy, Visual Arts, 2008
Italy Visual Arts 2008
FerbusonMarcia Ferguson
USA, Theater, 2011
USA Theater 2011
FisherMargaret Fisher
USA, Writing, 2015
USA Writing 2015
FisherChuck Fisher
USA, Design, 2008
USA Design 2008
FletcherTom Fletcher
UK, Writing, 2017
UK Writing 2017
ForgeRuth Miller Forge
USA, Visual Arts, 2012
USA Visual Arts 2012
FradkinLucy Fradkin
USA, Visual Arts, 2008
USA Visual Arts 2008
FreedLynn Freed
South Africa, Writing, 2010
South Africa Writing 2010
FriedGabriel Fried
USA, Writing, 2009
USA Writing 2009
GalgutDamon Galgut
South Africa, Writing, 2010
South Africa Writing 2010
GalvinJames Galvin
USA, Writing, 2009
USA Writing 2009
GlassJulia Glass
USA, Writing, 2011
USA Writing 2011
GodwinPeter Godwin
UK, Writing, 2012
UK Writing 2012
GonzalezMaria Elena Gonzalez
Cuba, Visual Arts, 2009
Cuba Visual Arts 2009
GosinSue Gosin
USA, Visual Arts, 2012
USA Visual Arts 2012
GottliebEli Gottlieb
USA, Writing, 2010
USA Writing 2010
GreeneVivien Greene
USA, Art History, 2016
USA Art History 2016
HallLee Hall
USA, Visual Arts, 2015
USA Visual Arts 2015
HallMarcia Hall
USA, Art History, 2009
USA Art History 2009
HarriesMags Harries
UK, Visual Arts, 2013
UK Visual Arts 2013
HealyTom Healy
USA, Writing, 2013
USA Writing 2013
HederLajos Heder
Hungary, Visual Arts, 2013
Hungary Visual Arts 2013
HedleyRobert Hedley
USA, Theater, 2012
USA Theater 2012
HerschFred Hersch
USA, Music, 2013
USA Music 2013
HirshfieldJane Hirshfield
USA, Writing, 2013
USA Writing 2013
HoffmanCynthia Marie Hoffman
USA, Writing, 2011
USA Writing 2011
HudsonJudith Hudson
USA, Visual Arts, 2009
USA Visual Arts 2009
HughesRobert Hughes
USA, Music, 2015
USA Music 2015
HughesMary Beth Hughes
USA, Writing, 2012
USA Writing 2012
JewissVirginia Jewiss
USA, Translation, 2009
USA Translation 2009
JordanAriel Orr Jordan
USA, Film, 2013
USA Film 2013
JuckerVittorio Jucker
Italy, Economics, 2009
Italy Economics 2009
KabuEmanuele Kabu
Italy, Visual Arts, 2010
Italy Visual Arts 2010
KalbLaurie Kalb
USA, Writing, 2010
USA Writing 2010
KangroMaarja Kangro
Estonia, Writing, 2014
Estonia Writing 2014
KassDeborah Kass
USA, Visual Arts, 2009
USA Visual Arts 2009
KirchweyKarl Kirchwey
USA, Writing, 2011
USA Writing 2011
KjellbergAnn Kjellberg
USA, Writing, 2016
USA Writing 2016
KloskeGeoffrey Kloske
USA, Writing, 2016
USA Writing 2016
KoetheJohn Koethe
USA, Writing, 2010
USA Writing 2010
KozloffJoyce Kozloff
USA, Visual Arts, 2010
USA Visual Arts 2010
KozloffMax Kozloff
USA, Art Criticism, 2010
USA Art Criticism 2010
KreamerAnne Kreamer
USA, Writing, 2014
USA Writing 2014
KuntzMargaret Kuntz
USA, Art History, 2012
USA Art History 2012
leaderZachary Leader
USA/UK, Writing, 2015
USA/UK Writing 2015
LeeRichard Lee
USA, Philosophy, 2011
USA Philosophy 2011
LeopardiLiliana Leopardi
USA, Art History, 2010
USA Art History 2010
LeviJonathan Levi
USA, Writing, 2016
USA Writing 2016
LordCatherine Lord
USA, Visual Arts, 2011
USA Visual Arts 2011
LuongoTom Luongo
USA, History, 2016
USA History 2016

 

 

MaierJessica Maier
USA, Art History, 2009
USA Art History 2009
MakanKeeril Makan
USA, Music, 2012
USA Music 2012
MarderTod Marder
USA, Art History, 2012
USA Art History 2012
MeltzerHarold Meltzer
USA, Music, 2013
USA Music 2013
MeserveMargaret Meserve
USA, History, 2013
USA History 2013
MewshawMichael Mewshaw
USA, Writing, 2014
USA Writing 2014
MewshawMarc Mewshaw
USA, Writing, 2008
USA Writing 2008
MignoneLisa Mignone
USA, Art History, 2011
USA Art History 2011
MooreHonor Moore
USA, Writing, 2010
USA Writing 2010
MuldoonPaul Muldoon
Ireland, Writing, 2017
Ireland Writing 2017
MunroDane Munro
Malta, History, 2014
Malta History 2014
NegleyNancy Negley
USA, Visual Arts, 2010
USA Visual Arts 2010
NewmanJohn Newman
USA, Visual Arts, 2014
USA Visual Arts 2014
NormanAndrew Norman
USA, Music, 2011
USA Music 2011
NovakovichJosip Novakovich
Croatia, Writing, 2011
Croatia Writing 2011
NullAshley Null
USA, History, 2008
USA History 2008
OkrentDaniel Okrent
USA, Writing, 2014
USA Writing 2014
OkrentRebecca Okrent
USA, Writing, 2014
USA Writing 2014
OliverBobbie Oliver
USA, Visual Arts, 2009
USA Visual Arts 2009
ParkesNii Ayikwei Parkes
Ghana, Writing, 2016
Ghana Writing 2016

 

 

PerryLincoln Perry
USA, Visual Arts, 2013
USA Visual Arts 2013
PetrainDavid Petrain
USA, Classics, 2009
USA Classics 2009
PieriLorenza Pieri
Italy, Writing, 2017
Italy Writing 2017
PistaloVladimir Pistalo
Serbia, Writing, 2009
Serbia Writing 2009
pronPatricio Pron
Argentina, Writing, 2014
Argentina Writing 2014
RandallFrederika Randall
Italy, Writing, 2009
Italy Writing 2009
RedelVictoria Redel
USA, Writing, 2010
USA Writing 2010
ReedJay Reed
USA, Classics, 2016
USA Classics 2016
RobinsonWalter Robinson
USA, Art Criticism, 2010
USA Art Criticism 2010
RobinsonCarol Robinson
France, Music, 2013
France Music 2013
RosenLisa Rosen
USA, Art Restoration, 2010
USA Art Restoration 2010
RosiniAlessandra Rosini
Italy, Visual Arts, 2010
Italy Visual Arts 2010
RuefleMary Ruefle
USA, Writing, 2017
USA Writing 2017

Mary Ruefle's latest book is My Private Property (Wave Books, 2016). A poet who also writes prose, her collected lectures, Madness, Rack, And Honey, was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. She is also an erasure artist who treats small obscure 19th century books, many of which have been exhibited in galleries. She lives in Vermont.

RyanKay Ryan
USA, Writing, 2011
USA Writing 2011
SalterMary Jo Salter
USA, Writing, 2011
USA Writing 2011
SantibanezKatia Santibanez
USA, Visual Arts, 2011
USA Visual Arts 2011
SchwartzArman Schwartz
USA, Music, 2010
USA Music 2010
SciolinoElaine Sciolino
USA, Writing, 2014
USA Writing 2014
SeaverJeannette Seaver
USA, Writing, 2017
USA Writing 2017
SenonerAndreas Senoner
Italy, Visual Arts, 2009
Italy Visual Arts 2009
ShapiroAlan Shapiro
USA, Writing, 2010
USA Writing 2010
ShawnWally Shawn
USA, Writing, 2010
USA Writing 2010
SienaJames Siena
USA, Visual Arts, 2010
USA Visual Arts 2010
SimmsArthur Simms
Jamaica, Visual Arts, 2008
Jamaica Visual Arts 2008
SmarelliMarcello Smarelli
Italy, Curation, 2010
Italy Curation 2010
SmithMark Smith
USA, Diplomacy, 2011
USA Diplomacy 2011
SotiropoulosErsi Sotiropoulos
Greece, Writing, 2010
Greece Writing 2010
SperryEthan Sperry
USA, Music, 2016
USA Music 2016
StilleAlessandro Stille
USA, Writing, 2008
USA Writing 2008
StrandJessica Strand
USA, Writing, 2017
USA Writing 2017
StrandMark Strand
USA, Writing, 2012
USA Writing 2012
TempestKate Tempest
UK, Writing, 2015
UK Writing 2015
TomboloniSandra Tomboloni
Italy, Visual Arts, 2009
Italy Visual Arts 2009
ToweyGael Towey
USA, Design, 2015
USA Design 2015
WallaceBob Wallace
USA, Classics, 2013
USA Classics 2013
WarnerCallie Warner
USA, Visual Arts, 2010
USA Visual Arts 2010
warrenRosanna Warren
USA, Writing, 2015
USA Writing 2015
WeesnerAnna Weesner
USA, Music, 2015
USA Music 2015
WhiteKit White
USA, Visual Arts, 2013
USA Visual Arts 2013
WolffTobias Wolff
USA, Writing, 2012
USA Writing 2012
WynerYehudi Wyner
USA, Music, 2009
USA Music 2009