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October, 2008

Rachel Carpenter, Carla Cantrelle, Timothy Brown, Suzanne Onodera, Christian Nagler, Sejal Shah

Timothy Brown

Glendale, CO –Timothy received his undergraduate musical training at the State University of New York College at Fredonia. He holds the M.A. from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, where he studied music education and vocal performance. In addition, he holds the doctoral degree in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Northern Colorado, where his dissertation was awarded the Graduate Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Dissertation. Dr. Brown has studied privately with composer John Corigliano. His compositions span a variety of media and styles, ranging from full orchestral works to unaccompanied choral pieces and chamber works. He is an experienced… more »

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Carla Cantrelle

NY, NY – Carla has a wide-ranging career as a novelist, playwright, actor, and trapeze artist. She has published over twenty books for children and teenagers, ranging from best-selling mass-market series fiction (often as a ghostwriter) to literary hardcovers exploring serious issues to graphic novels set in different historical time periods. Her books have been translated into multiple languages, several of her books have been included as part of the Accelerated Readers Program, and her two most recent hardcovers for Young Adults, THICKER THAN WATER and SILENT ECHOES were selected by the New York Public Library for their competitive “Books… more »

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Rachel Carpenter

NY, NY (Alumni) – Rachel was born and raised in Philadelphia; BA, Johns Hopkins, 1990, MFA, University of Maryland, 1995. Freelance copyeditor, segueing back to Philly after 10 years in New York City. Before that, time in Central Europe. Have had stories in Ploughshares, One Story, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Subtropics, Atlantic Unbound, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Quarterly,and read on the BBC World Service’s Short Story; have had essays in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and read on NPR’s Anthem. Entries in The Future Dictionary of America (McSweeney’s Books, 2004). Previous colonies in reverse chronological order: Djerassi, Wurlitzer, Millay, Vermont Studio Center.

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Christian Nagler

San Francisco, CA – Christian lives in San Francisco where he writes and teaches fiction and directs a community art and oral history project through San Francisco State University in El Salvador. He has translated the works of the Salvadoran writers Alberto Masferrer and Miguel Angel Espino. He holds an MFA from Brown University, where he received the James Assatly award for fiction, and the Michael Harper Prize. Most recently his work has been published in Encyclopedia. He works with the choreographer Anna Halprin, and with the Nonsite Collective of writers and activists. He is working on his first novel.

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Suzanne Onodera

Richmond, CA – Suzanne’s paintings explore her fascination with nature and atmosphere depicting imagined landscapes that exist between the meditative and the apocalyptic, simultaneously evoking the sublime and
the ethereal.

Onodera attended the California College of the Arts (BFA ,Painting, 1989) and the School of the Chicago Art Institute. She has been a recipient of several artist in residence fellowships in Vermont, Oregon, Maine and New York. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and more recently her work has been published in a widely recognized anthology of Asian American Women writers, poets and visual artists, Cheers… more »

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Sejal Shah

Sejal is a fiction writer, poet, essayist, and teacher of writing.  She was born and raised in Rochester, NY.  Her fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in various journals including The Massachusetts Review, Indiana Review, Pleiades, Meridians, The Asian Pacific American Journal, Catamaran, and Hanging Loose, and the anthologies Under Her Skin (Seal Press) and Contours of the Heart:  South Asians Map North America (winner of a 1997 National Book Award).  She has been awarded fellowships from Blue Mountain Center, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the New York State Council for the Arts.  She is also the recipient… more »

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