Tri-State Writers Showcase

July 28, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brian Fanelli is the author of the music-themed chapbook, Front Man, published in late 2010 by Big Table Publishing. His poems have appeared in a number of journals and websites, including Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Word Riot, Blood Lotus, Boston Literary Magazine, My Favorite Bullet, and elsewhere. He has an M.F.A. in creative writing from Wilkes University. Currently, he resides in Scranton, PA. For more info, visit

Joy Arroyo graduated with a BA from Indiana WesleyanUniversity in writing. She is currently working on a novel for young adults and lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband, Sammy.

Alistair Crompton started writing at age twelve. He finished his first book, a short dystopian fantasy, at the age of thirteen and a second, unfinished fantasy by fourteen. He finished his first full-length book, a school age fantasy, at sixteen which his English teacher described as “a good effort,” and made little other comment.Since that, he has written a number of short stories, before writing the first two books of what he calls The Miasma Trilogy in college. He is nearly finished with his latest book, Drifting, a novel about Christians who have almost lost their faith, on which his most recent English teacher commented “I might actually want to read this one.” He lived for four years in Knoxville, Tennessee before moving to Brooklyn this year.  Before that, he lived in Worcester, England—a small city which he doesn’t expect you to have heard of.

Monique Lewis is working on a suspense novel, Shady Hills, about a reporter caught in a church’s web of lies, set in a fictitious Maryland town called Shady Hills. Monique is the instructor for The Writer’s Corner, a six-week fiction workshop for beginners. She has an M.A. in creative writing from Wilkes University and a B.A. in technical-journalism from Colorado State University. Originally from Colorado, she is the assistant editor at Mergermarket, an online publication of the Financial Times Group, in Manhattan. Monique lives in Brooklyn.