May, 2010

Stuart Spencer, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Ted Poltzecker, Laura Silver, Suzanne Sorkin, Warren MacMillan

Warren MacMillan

Troy, NY – Warren was born 1969 Escondido, CA. He received his M.F.A. in Sculpture from University at Albany and his B.A. in Art from San Francisco State University. He currently lives and works in Troy, NY.

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Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Cambridge, MA – Alexandria received her JD from Harvard Law School in 2005 and her MFA from Emerson College in 2009. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fourth Genre, Bellingham Review, Minnetonka Review, and Connecticut Review, among other publications. In 2009 she won the Bellingham Review/Annie Dillard Award in Creative Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Arts & Letters Susan Atefat Prize and the Gulf Coast Barthelme Prize. She was the 2010 Alice Hayes Fellow at the Ragdale Foundation, an arts colony in Illinois.

In addition to her creative work, she writes academically on the cultural… more »

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Ted Piltzecker

Demarest, NJ – The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts have awarded grants to Ted in both performance and composition. His works have been aired on National Public Radio’s \”Performance Today\” and the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s \”Arts National\” and performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Ted has held faculty positions at the University of Michigan, William Paterson University and the Manhattan School of Music. He is an associate professor at the Purchase Conservatory of… more »

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Laura Silver

Brooklyn, NY – Laura tells stories in words, walking tours, audio and websites. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, on National Public Radio, McSweeney’s — and on the streets of New York. She has led poetry walks of Central Park, tours of United Nations headquarters and bike rides to little-known urban attractions. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Lilly Foundation, the National Press Foundation, the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and the Banff New Media Institute where she will be a peer advisor for the Almost Perfect digital storytelling residency in June 2010. Laura’s has… more »

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Suzanne Sorkin

Wynnewood, PA – Suzanne is active as a composer and educator.  She has received awards and commissions from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Chamber Music Now, Violin Futura, Third Millennium Ensemble, counter)induction, ASCAP, and others.  Her work has been programmed on Piano Spheres in Los Angeles, Washington Square Contemporary Music Society in New York City, Denison University New Music Festival, Chamber Music Quad Cities, Florida State University Festival of New Music, and Vassar Modfest.  She has written for ensembles including the Mannes Trio, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Third Angle, and Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.  She has been a composition fellow… more »

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Stuart Spencer

NY, NY – Stuart’s play Resident Alien was originally produced at the Humana Festival of New Plays, and has had numerous productions in regional theatres across the country. A three- play anthology (Plays By Stuart Spencer) is published by Broadway Play Publishing. Other plays include Blue Stars (published in the Best American Short Plays of 1993-94), Painted From Memory (seen at New York Stage & Film in June 2004) and Alabaster City, commissioned by South Coast Rep.

His playwriting textbook, The Playwright’s Guidebook, was published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in 2002 and has sold over 20,000 copies. Edward… more »

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