Kimbilio welcomes acclaimed fiction writer and graphic novelist Mat Johnson to the summer 2014 faculty. A founding member of the Kimbilio advisory board, Mat He is the author of the novels PymDrop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a recipient of the United States Artist James Baldwin FellowshipThe Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature.

Mat Johnson is a faculty member at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

Mat, Z.Z. Packer and David Haynes will conduct workshops for the 2104 Kimbilio Fellows during the annual summer retreat in Taos.

Faculty member Dolen Perkins-Valdez is on maternity leave.  Congratulations to Dolen on the birth of her daughter.

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