October, 2010

Tom Coash, Mark Barr, Nina Herzog, Brea Souders, Curtis McDowell, Mattie Brickman

Mark Barr

Austin, TX – Mark grew up in central Arkansas before settling in Austin, Texas, where he likes to build things and bake. His short stories have appeared in the Wisconsin Review, Optic, Twice Removed, and other journals. His work has been included in the anthology Don\’t Abuse the Muse (2004), and forthcoming in The Austin Anthology: Emerging Writers of Central Texas (2010). He has received fellowships from the Jentel Arts Residency, the Blue Mountain Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and the I-Park Artists’ Enclave. He is working on a novel.

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Lisa Borders

Somerville, MA – Lisa’s first novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land, was chosen by Pat Conroy as the winner of River City Publishing’s Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel and was published in 2002.  Cloud Cuckoo Land received fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book Awards, and was a finalist for both the Foreword Fiction Book of the Year and the Independent Publisher (IPPY) awards.  Her second novel, The Fifty-First State, is represented by Svetlana Katz at Janklow & Nesbit.  Lisa has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her short stories have appeared in Kalliope, Washington Square, Black Warrior… more »

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Mattie Brickman

NY, NY – As a playwright, Mattie’s productions include STARBOX, American Catnip, The Imaginary Audience, If Found Please Return to Charles Darwin, The Redundant Colon (also performed), Civil War, Bill Clinton Goes to the Bathroom (or It Might As Well Be Spring) (also directed), and Max Out Loud, a children’s musical adapted from books by Maira Kalman.  Mattie is a 2010-2011 Writing Fellow at The Playwrights Realm and an associate artist of  She has been the playwright-in-residence at New York Stage & Film and at The O’Neill at Yale in Provincetown, MA.  Her work has also been developed at… more »

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Tom Coash

New Haven, CT – A New Haven, Ct. playwright and director, Mr. Coash also worked as the Director of New Play Development at Stageworks/Hudson for the last four years. Prior to New Haven, he spent three years in Bermuda and four years teaching playwriting at The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Coash was a Co-founder of the Offstage Theatre in Charlottesville, VA and has worked for such theatres as the Manhattan Theatre Club and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Coash has won numerous playwriting awards including Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Hammerstein Award, The Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry Award, and a Jerome Playwriting… more »

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Nina Herzog

Brooklyn, NY – \”Born in Zagreb and fluent in Croatian, I have an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from NYU and an undergraduate degree from Barnard College. I was a contributing writer at POZ Magazine, for which I wrote book reviews, conducted interviews and wrote general interest pieces. I was managing editor of Global City Review and co-editor of its International Issue. I have published reviews, fiction and non-fiction in Global City Review, fiction in Evergreen Chronicles and XXX Fruit, and parts of my memoir are forthcoming in The Great River Review… more »

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Curtis McDowell

NY, NY –  Born to the Midwest in 1972. Raised and schooled in Des Moines, Iowa. Earned a degree in engineering from Iowa State University before moving to the Pacific NorthWest in 1997. Worked with underprivileged youth while training at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington, including a two year intensive atelier from 2005 to 2007. Transplanted in New York City, receiving an MFA at New York Academy of Art in 2009.  Returned as a visiting critic. Currently showing work in juried exhibitions, small galleries, and auctions, including Sothebys. Millay Colony will be the first experience of an artist… more »

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Brea Souders

Brooklyn, NY – Brea was born in rural Maryland, and was raised on several acres of woods by an artist and a physicist. She studied photography and art history at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and moved to New York City in 2005, where she currently resides. Her work has been exhibited nationally at institutions such as  Abrons Arts Center, NYC; Jack the Pelican Presents, NYC; Affirmation Arts, NYC; the American University Museum / Katzen Art Center, Washington, D.C; and the University of Toledo, Center for Visual Arts, OH. She has exhibited her work internationally at the PhotoIreland Festival… more »

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