At the Inkwell

January 08, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Michele Carlo is a native New Yorker, Nuyorican (and natural redhead) who’s lived in four of the five boroughs of New York City and remembers when a slice of pizza cost fifty cents. She’s also author of the memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, Citadel, 2010. Michele, who appeared in the recent PBS documentary “Latino Americans of NY & NJ,” has told stories from Fish Out Of Agua onNPR Latino, The MOTH’s GrandSlam and Mainstage shows in NYC, and across the U.S. Her essays have appeared in Mr. Beller’s Lost & Found: Stories From New York, SMITH magazine’s Next Door Neighbor, Chicken Soup For The Latino Soul and F***ed In Park Slope, among others. The stage adapation of Fish Out Of Agua is coming soon. For more info: www.michelecarlo.com.

Brian Fanelli’s poetry has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Work Class Studies Association’s Tillie Olsen Creative Writing Award. His poetry has been published by the Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, Portland Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Spillway, Blue Collar Review, and other publications. He is the author of the chapbook Front Man (Big Table Publishing) and the full-length collection All That Remains (Unbound Content). Brian has an M.F.A. from Wilkes University, and is currently completing his Ph.D. in English at SUNY Binghamton. He teaches writing and literature full-time at Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA.

A graduate of Oxford and London Universities, Sarah Pleydell is an award-winning writer, performer and playwright who teaches English and writing at the University of Maryland.  For the past twenty years, she has been a master teaching artist and arts integration specialist, working with institutions that include The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Luce Institute.  In 2000, she won the American Association for Theatre Educators’ award for best book of the year with co-author Victoria Brown.  Most recently she wrote the script and played the role of Isadora in “Revolutionary: the life and times of Isadora Duncan,” with Word Dance Theatre.  Based on her childhood in London, Cologne (October 2012, Fuze Publishing) has been twenty years in the making.  It has benefited from fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and input from many generous and gifted writers.

Chris Bullard is a native of Jacksonville, FL. In November 2013, he published his first full-length book of poetry, Back (WordTech Editions). Prior to this, Plan B Press published his first chapbook, You Must Not Know Too Much, in 2009, followed by his second chapbook, O Brilliant Kids (Big Table Publishing), in 2011.  Kattywompus Press has accepted his chapbook, Dear Leatherface, forthcoming.He lives in Collingswood, N.J., and works for the federal government as an Administrative Law Judge.