Sean Kernan published his first
poem when he was 16, and he decided that if it was that easy he’d just go ahead
and be a writer. He then somehow deflected into theater and photography—but he
has always maintained some kind of writing practice.
His writing and photography has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Communication Arts, Graphis, New York, and many others. He has published two monographs of photographs, The Secret Books (with Jorge Luis Borges) and Among Trees, (introduction by Anthony Doerr), has produced a film, Crow Stories, about life on the Crow Reservation, is nearly finished with one novel, The Invisible Library, and nearly begun another, Old Age, Sickness, and Death: A Comedy.
Sean is a pioneering teacher known for investigating creativity in various disciplines, and based on this work he authored Looking Into the Light. He has taught and lectured at Parsons School of Design, Art Center College of Design, University of Texas, and Yale Medical School. He has exhibited internationally and won numerous awards, including Center’s 2010 Teacher of the Year and an honorary doctorate from Art Center College of Design. This is Sean’s 12th year teaching for The Workshops. His website is www.seankernan.com and you can read samples of his writing here.