Anne Elliott is the author of The Artstars: Stories (Blue Light Books / Indiana University Press, 2019) and The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (Ploughshares Solos, 2014). Her short stories can be found in Crab Orchard Review, Witness, Hobart, Bellevue Literary Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Fugue, The Normal School, and elsewhere. Elliott is a veteran of the New York spoken word circuit, with stage credits including The Whitney Museum, Lincoln Center, PS122, and St. Mark’s Poetry Project. Honors include fellowships from Vermont Studio Center and the Table 4 Writer's Foundation. She now lives in Portland, Maine. Learn more at www.anneelliottstories.com.
Chris Harcum is an actor and playwright in New York City. His writing has appeared in the Plays and Playwrights series, the New York Times and the Brooklyn Rail. He runs a theatre company called Elephant Run District with his partner in life and art Aimee Todoroff. www.chrisharcum.com.
Maria Lisella is the sixth Queens Poet Laureate 2015-2019 and the first Italian American to be so named. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Poetry Prize, her collections include Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books), and two chapbooks, Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press), and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada). She curates the Italian American Writers Association readings, contributes to USA TODAY, the bilingual, La Voce di New York and The Jerusalem Post.
Caridad Svich received 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement and 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize. Her plays include 12 Ophelias and Iphigenia Crash Land Falls... She is published by Methuen Drama Intellect Routledge and TCG, among others. https://caridadsvich.com/