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Behind the Scenes: FST founder Jon Spelman has some stories to share

Spelman is working on new stories during residency at Hermitage Artist Retreat… Read more »

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2015 Greenfield Prize goes to percussionist Bobby Previte

Percussionist, composer and bandleader Bobby Previte is the winner of the 2015 Greenfield Prize. He will use the $30,000 prize and a residency at the… Read more »

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Writer in residence at the Hermitage gives presentation

Writer and poet Christopher Merritt, in residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, will read from a sampling of his work at at 7 p.m. Jan…. Read more »

Hermitage Retreat receives $10,000 NEA grant

Grant is for a program involving environmental artists… Read more »

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Author explores animals and the human imagination

The cover of Alison Hawthorne Deming’s new collection of essays, “Zoologies,” calls for close inspection. Against a mustard-yellow background, a brick-colored silhouette of a human… Read more »

Hermitage presents reading of developing new musical

“Descent” is a musical about a female pilot who contemplates her life after she crashes on a remote island in the 1930s.
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Nilo Cruz talks of discovering characters in accepting 2014 Greenfield Prize.

Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis praises writers in her awards dinner keynote address…. Read more »

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Olympia Dukakis shares love for the arts in Greenfield Prize talk

Oscar-winning actress is the keynote speaker in a weekend honoring playwright Nilo Cruz…. Read more »

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Dinner party conversation leads to novel

The basic outline of Ann Hood’s latest novel, “The Obituary Writer,” would not seem to intersect much with her own life. In the book, two… Read more »

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Documentary 'The Great Flood' to be shown Thursday

When the Mississippi River overflowed its earthen embankments in 1927, it inundated 27,000 square miles and forced sharecroppers from the land. The story of the… Read more »

Greenfield Prize winner Craig Lucas talks about his 'Ode to Joy'

Play had its first reading at Asolo Rep in Sarasota… Read more »

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Stories, songs and art at Hermitage beach program

“Songs at Sunset/Art After Dark” is the two-part theme for Friday’s beach performance at the Hermitage Artist Retreat on Manasota Key. The event opens at… Read more »

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La Musica International Chamber Music Festival adds a world premiere

Vijay Iyer, a Grammy-nominated composer and pianist who was a recipient of a 2013 MacArthur genius grant after winning the 2012 Greenfield Prize, will present… Read more »

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Composer and cellist team up for lecture/performancetonight

Composer Lera Auerbach will be joined by cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan for a combination lecture and performance of Auerbach’s work at 7 p.m. today (Dec. 12)… Read more »

'Open studio' Friday for Carroll Swayze at the Hermitage

Carroll Swayze will hold an open studio and exhibit of her work from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, 6660… Read more »

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