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Bryn Du Artist in Residence Program

The focus of Bryn Du’s Artist in Residence program is to enhance local awareness and engagement in the arts by introducing new and varied artists to the Granville community throughout the calendar year. At the same time, the Bryn Du Artist in Residence program will provide an inspirational setting for the creation of artistic works by one artist at a time, of any discipline, over an initial 8-week time frame. While in residence, the chosen artist will reside in the newly-renovated laundry building behind the Bryn Du Mansion.

The Bryn Du Commission is pleased to announce Jennifer Hambrick as its first Artist in Residence. Hambrick is an award-winning poet, classical musician, writer, photographer, broadcaster, and voice talent. This prestigious appointment was gleaned from an invitation-only selection process of exceptional Ohio-based artists. Hambrick's residency will occur during the months of October and November 2019. 

Future residencies at Bryn Du will be open nationwide for artists of all disciplines to apply including but not limited to those in the fields of visual arts, literature, music, theatre, fashion, dance, and audiovisual studies. More information about the process will be available in the coming months.


The Bryn Du Commission  is a proud member of the Alliance of Artist Communities.

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Jennifer Hambrick

Inaugural Artist in Residence

October and November 2019


Jennifer Hambrick's Residency

Poet, musician, photographer, on-air radio personality


All events are free and open to the public. Locations vary. Space is limited at some events.

"Words and Music" - Thursday, October 8 at 7:30pm - A performance of new works by Denison student composers featuring poetry by Jennifer Hambrick. Performers include Denison University music students and the world-renowned new music string quartet ETHEL, Denison University's Quartet-in-Residence. To be held at Burke Recital Hall, Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts, Denison University.

Poetry Reading and Community Open Mic Night - Thursday, October 15 at 7pm - Meet Bryn Du Artist-in-Residence and award-winning poet, Jennifer Hambrick, who will read selections from her most recent poetry collection, Hold Your Breath, and other recent works. Immediately after the reading, members of the audience will be able to share examples of their own writing at an open mic, if desired. This event is best suited for those 18 and older. To be held at the Bryn Du Mansion.

Poetry Writing Workshops - Wednesday, November 6 - Private classes to be held at the Granville Middle School.

"Jazz Haiku at Bryn Du" - Thursday, November 7 at 7pm - Enjoy live jazz improvisations inspired by readings of Hambrick's experimental haiku at this cabaret-style event. Co-sponsored by the Arts Collaborative of Granville. To be held at the Bryn Du Mansion.

"Haiku Rocks!" - Saturday, November 9 at 1pm - Children in grades 4-6 will learn how to write original nature-inspired haiku in a fun hands-on workshop. Each of the student participants will choose one of his or her original haiku to put onto a smooth rock to keep. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To be held at the Granville Public Library.


A Pushcart Prize nominee, Jennifer Hambrick is the First-Place winner of the 2018 Haibun Awards Competition of the Haiku Society of America and is the author of the poetry collection Unscathed (NightBallet Press), nominated for the Ohioana Book Award.  She is a widely published poet, with hundreds of poems in literary journals around the world, including The American Journal of Poetry, Chiron Review,the Santa Clara Review, The Main Street Rag, POEM, The San Pedro River Review, the invitation-only 2018 Red Moon Press Anthology a hole in the light, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, World Haiku Review, The Heron’s, Nest, Cattails, Presence, Shamrock, Wales Haiku Review, Eucalypt, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online, the major Japanese newspapers The Asahi Shimbun and The Mainichi, and elsewhere.  A frequent recipient of poetry commissions, Jennifer Hambrick has also received numerous awards and other recognitions for her poetry and haiga, including Haiku Master of the week (8 Aug. 2017) and Runner-Up to Haiku Master of the Week (12 Dec. 2017) from NHK World TV’s Haiku Masters series, a Sakura Award in the 2017 Vancouver International Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational, was named one of two runners-up for the 2017 Shamrock Haiku Journal Readers’ Choice Award for Best Haiku, and has received prizes in the Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition, the international Golden Triangle Haiku Contest (Washington, D.C.), the Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Competition (Boston), and the Montenegrin International Haiku Competition.  By invitation, Jennifer Hambrick guest edited The Haiku Foundation’s Per Diem: Daily Haiku Web feature for the month of April 2018.  Jennifer Hambrick is founder and editor of the International Women's Haiku Festival.  A classical musician and public radio broadcaster and web producer, Jennifer Hambrick lives in Columbus, Ohio.  Her blog, Inner Voices, is at jenniferhambrick.com.