Elizabeth Gaffney in Conversation with Jessica Sennett
Both an author and an editor in New York, Elizabeth Gaffney’s work spans an exploration of both public and private space. She has immersed herself in multiple rural residency programs while focusing her material on the social urban sprawl. Gaffney combines art and realism in both her novel Metropolis and in her position as editor for the literary magazine, A Public Space. How has she used these isolated creative residency spaces to inspire democratic literary discussions in the larger international community of urban and rural readers?
Read Elizabeth Gaffney’s “Down the Manhole” and her reflection on The Riggio Honors Program: Writing & Democracy.
Jessica Sennett is a freelance cheese educator and food project builder. She is using The New School to create a program combining food writing, the arts, and community development.