Eli Shaber is a retired surgeon who is now a poet, traveler, and raconteur living in New York City. In addition, he is at the forefront of a new media form known as spoken-word Video-Poetry. Dr. Shaber has previously published the epic-style novel curiously entitled The Dude ‘Du Jour’ Of Somalia (Greenpoint Press, 2010). Accordingly, he also narrated the CD audio companion to The Dude.
Corey Maloney is originally from Cape Cod, moved to New York for a girl, and stayed for the affordable and spacious accommodations. Bartender and editor for www.thebardontlie.com. Author of an unpublished memoir entitled, Bored and Thirsty.
Panagiota Lilikaki is a native of Greece, where she was born and raised in the island of Crete.She earned her AA at LaGuardia Community College and her BA in English and secondary education at Queens College while she is currently pursuing her MFA program in Playwriting and Translation at Queens College. Panagiota is working in writing Bed Monologues, a life journey, through bed lessons, of a young girl, Chryssanthi, in Greece to adulthood while she is also in process of translating a contemporary Greek play, by Chryssa Spilioti Guess Who Discovered America? Her monologues have been a part of the Queens Stories radio show during the Summer Performing Arts Festival at Queens College. Panagiota is also serving as an artist advisor in Queens in Love with Literature where her creative translation of the fable “Tell them I’m Beautiful,” said the Truth, by Maria Kalogeraki ,will be presented through the lenses of the choreographer Jocelyn Alter and her company Jostle, along with the Greek and English text . She is also thrilled to be a participant in the upcoming AWP conference in Chicago 2012 in the event MFA Students Speak up: “If we‘re not Happy, You‘re not Happy.” Tons of thanks to Jonathan Kravetz who is giving her character, Chryssanthi, the chance to deliver her bed lessons this evening!