In residence: January 18 – 30, 2010
Over the course of two weeks, with support from the East End Arts Council, Mahay created The Watermill Grimoire, a short fairy tale about artifacts from the Watermill Center. For the public showing of his work, Mahay led a tour of the Center, read from his story and discussed the Watermill Collection objects that inspired it.
Judah Mahay crafts stories that take science to plausible extremes or reality to the magical. He was born and raised in the little fishing village of Talkeetna, Alaska, where his parents homesteaded. Since going to college in Boston, he as lived in Japan, worked as a sailor in Chicago, traveled Europe, got married in South Carolina, and now lives tucked into the woods of Hamptons, NY. This journey and all the points in-between have provided him with a unique perspective on life, culture, and society. He received his MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton. Visit judahmahay.com or download his smartphone app for iPhone or Android.