Artist Profile

Las Vegas, Nevada

Carrie Lahain

Lahain, Carrie

Carrie Ann Lahain moved to Las Vegas from Long Island in 2003. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and went on to earn an M.A. from Rutgers. Her fiction focuses on character-driven narratives about individuals caught between their desire for genuine human connection and the trials inherent in day-to-day living.

Lahain’s work has appeared in magazines, anthologies, and literary journals including, Art Times, Italian Americana, Mature Years, and The Wrong Side of the Law. Her current project is a novel, "Morgrim’s Wood", in which a mother mourning the suicide of her teenaged daughter retreats with her family to an isolated mountain cabin where they are drawn into a fairy tale world hidden in the surrounding forest. Lahain is a recipient of the Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship in 2011.

Counties Served
Clark County
Preferred Groups/Populations
Schools (grades 8-12), college level, adult, senior citizens, at-risk
Venues
Classrooms, theaters, libraries, community centers
Fees, Availability and Technical Requirements
Available year round.
Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
Readings, workshops, seminars, lectures, master classes. "In a world where success is measured in sound bites, name recognition, and online presence, it is easy to forget that art is born in the close, private spaces of the individual soul. Good fiction is life experience tempered by distance and transformed by imagination. My instruction focuses on process, on the spiral path that transforms an idea into a finished piece of writing. The goal is to help the writer understand that he or she doesn’t have to get it right the first, the second or even the fifth time around."