Jennifer Blowdryer, nee Jennifer Megan Baring-Gould Waters, is currently working on a documentary about getting kicked out of pubs and Greyhound buses called The 86ed Project, as well as a book of poetic essays, which isn’t as bad as it sounds, and The Bitchez Guide to the Lower East Side. She is widely anthologized and has a few books, including White Trash Debutante and Good Advice for Young Trendy People of All Ages, that circulate in an eternal half-life on ABE, Alibris, and Amazon, as well as possibly a porno. Wait until her upcoming release in an easily affordable print and ebook format to really go crazy! Check for sporadic updates at jenniferblowdryer.com , and go see her band play at Otto’s Shrunken Head!
Dael Orlandersmith is an award winning poet/playwright/performer best known for her play yellowman for which she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2002. She is a member of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and toured extensively with Real Live Poets throughout Europe and Australia. In the states, she has written and acted in plays at the Long Wharf Theatre/ NY Theatre Workshop / The Wilma Theatre/ Manhattan Theatre Club. Last year, she wrote and acted in a play called HORSEDREAMS at Rattlestick Theatre, directed by Gordon Edelstein and this summer she wrote and performed at Berkeley Rep in a play called ‘BLACK N BLUE BOYS/ BROKEN MEN’ which will done at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in the fall. She is very happy to be part of DCW and reading w 2 kickass writers.
Rosie Schaap has been a bartender, a fortuneteller, a librarian at a paranormal society, an English teacher, an editor, a preacher, a ghostwriter, a community organizer, and a manager of homeless shelters. A contributor to This American Life and npr.org, she writes the monthly “Drink” column for The New York Times Magazine. Her memoir, Drinking With Men, will be published in January by Riverhead Books. Please visit her online at rosieschaap.com.