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September, 2011

Dale Klein, Kim Church, Sarah Cornwell, Qian Li,Jason Gray Platt, Mark Tardi, Martha Oatis

Kim Church

Raleigh, NC – Kim is a fiction writer whose work appears in Painted Bride Quarterly, Shenandoah, Mississippi Review, North Carolina Literary Review, Northern Lights, Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton), The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus, and other publications. Her short story “Bullet” was translated into Farsi as the title story in the 2009 anthology Golouleh. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Kim has received writing fellowships in fiction from the North Carolina Arts Council, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. She is at work on her second novel, Mill Mothers’ Song, set during the Gastonia textile… more »

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Sarah Cornwell

Pittsburgh, PA – Sarah’s stories have appeared in Mid-American Review, Gulf Coast, Hunger Mountain, StoryQuarterly Online, and other magazines. She is the winner of the 2010 Humanitas Student Drama Fellowship and the 2008 Gulf Coast Fiction Prize, a finalist for the 2009 Keene Prize for Literature, and a nominee for the 2010 Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT-Austin.

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Dale Klein

Cambridge, MA – Dale was born in Buffalo, NY and has spent most of her life in Upstate New York. After 25 years as a Clinical Social Worker, she received her Bachelors Degree in Studio Art in 2006 and her MFA from Rutgers in 2010. She is now living and working in Boston. Dale is a painter and printmaker whose interest is in the post-industrial landscape of the Northeast United States as a microcosm of what is happening to our country and most of the developed world. She is interested in the concept of entropy and how it affects contemporary… more »

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Qian Li

Philadelphia, PA – Qian studied with Gerald Levinson at Swarthmore College, from which he received a Lang Opportunity Scholarship for community service. His chamber piece, Six Ways, was featured at the Oregon Bach Festival Composer Symposium in 2009. He has collaborated with the choreographer Gregory Holt in shows including the Community Education Center\’s New Edge Series in Philadelphia. His current project for gamelan and taiko at the Asian Arts Initiative is funded by a Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant. Qian is also forming a peer feedback group for multidisciplinary artists and a queer artists of color backcountry intentional community.

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Martha Oatis

Jamaica Plain, MA –  Martha is the author of from Two Percept (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs) and several other works-in-progress. Poems and drawings have appeared most recently in Try! Magazine, EAOUGH, Aufgabe, and Mar con Soroche. She has recently read at the Poetry Project, Zinc Bar, Uncalled For, and Segueway. An audiorecording of Metaphysics continued is available on PennSound. She lives in Massachusetts now, where for the last three years she has been on virtual retreat while becoming a physician of chinese medicine. Before that she taught poetry workshops for teens in New York City and volunteered at the… more »

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Jason Gray Platt

Brooklyn, NY –  Jason’s work has been produced and developed around the country by Vassar College, Clubbed Thumb, Abingdon Theatre Company, Columbia University, The Inkwell, The Inconvenience, and Samuel French. At Vassar he was awarded the Marilyn Swartz Seven award for best play in 2005, and the Molly Thacher Kazan Memorial Prize for distinction in the theater arts in 2006. He was also the runner-up for the 2007 Princess Grace Award in playwriting and a finalist for the 2009 and 2010 O’Neill Conference. Originally from Arizona, Jason now lives in Brooklyn and recently received his MFA in playwriting from Columbia,… more »

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Mark Tardi

Chicago, IL – Mark’s first book, Euclid Shudders, was a finalist for the 2003 National Poetry Series and was published by Litmus Press. Other work has appeared in the anthologies The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Millenium (Cracked Slab) and Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse (Moonrise), as well as the chapbooks Airport music (Bronze Skull) and Part First–––––Chopin’s Feet (g o n g). Since 2008 he has been a lecturer in American literature and culture at the University of Lodz in Poland.
     He has been the recipient of the Peter Kaplan Memorial Fellowship from… more »

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