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November, 2011

Charlotte Holmes, Louisa Armbrust, Evan Johnson, Elizabeth Lara, Sheba Karim, Beka Goedde

Louisa Armbrust

Brooklyn, NY – “I was born in Ottawa, Canada and grew up in Denver, Colorado. I currently live in Brooklyn. Awards include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Residency (2011), Artist in Residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, New York (2010-2011),Full Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center (2006), 2005 Biennial Blow Out Denver, and Honorable Mention at the Rocky Mountain Biennial 2004. My work has been shown at museums and galleries including the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, the Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, NY, the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, and Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia among… more »

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Beka Goedde

Brooklyn, NY  – “I was born and raised in Seattle, WA. I moved to New York at age 17 to attend Barnard College, and completed a self-designed combined major in Behavioral Neuroscience and Philosophy in 2004. While in school, I also trained in the LeRoy Neiman Print Center at Columbia University, working with master printers on projects for artists, including artist Kiki Smith. When I finished my degree, I took leave of the Neiman Print Center, and become a studio assistant to Kiki Smith in New York, with whom I have worked since.
      In 2007, Christina Ray asked to… more »

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Charlotte Holmes

State College, PA – “I\’m an associate professor of English and women\’s studies at Penn State University. My stories have appeared in many journals, including The Antioch Review, Grand Street, STORY, The New Yorker, Epoch, and New Letters, and have been cited for excellence in Best American Stories and the O. Henry Prize Stories Anthology, as well as included in New Stories from the South. I\’ve published one collection, Gifts and Other Stories. I\’ve received awards from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, the Writers\’ Exchange project sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc., and the Bread Loaf Writers\’ Conference, a residency from… more »

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Charlotte Holmes

State College, PA – “I\’m an associate professor of English and women\’s studies at Penn State University. My stories have appeared in many journals, including The Antioch Review, Grand Street, STORY, The New Yorker, Epoch, and New Letters, and have been cited for excellence in Best American Stories and the O. Henry Prize Stories Anthology, as well as included in New Stories from the South. I\’ve published one collection, Gifts and Other Stories. I\’ve received awards from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, the Writers\’ Exchange project sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc., and the Bread Loaf Writers\’ Conference, a residency from… more »

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Evan Johnson

Arlington, MA – Evan received his Ph.D. in composition from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he studied with David Felder as a Presidential Fellow; other teachers include Johannes Schöllhorn, Chaya Czernowin, Richard Barrett and Brian Ferneyhough. A summa cum laude graduate from Yale University in 2002, Johnson has been invited to numerous composition seminars and festivals in the USA, Canada and Europe. He has received awards from the BMI and the Concert Artists Guild (2009 Carlos Surinach Commission), the Rhode Island Foundation (2008 Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship in Composition), ASCAP (2008 Morton Gould Young… more »

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Sheba Karim

NY, NY –  Sheba was born and raised in upstate New York. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law. After working as a lawyer for a South Asian battered women’s project, she left the law to pursue writing and graduated with a MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in 2007, where she was a Dean’s Graduate Fellow.
     Her fiction has been published 580 Split, Asia Literary Review, Barn Owl Review, DesiLit, EGO, Kartika Review, Shenandoah, Time Out Delhi, as well as in the anthologies Electric Feather and Growing Up Girl. Two… more »

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Elizabeth Lara

NY, NY – “Since 2002, I have been studying with the poet Sharon Dolin, and for the last six years, I have participated in her private workshops. In my other life, I was a French teacher, briefly; an ESL teacher, for many years; and an editor at the United Nations from 1996 to 2007, where I continue to work as needed. I occasionally give readings at the Cornelia Street Café in New York (Po’Jazz), and have also read at Calypso Muse (organized by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor), and at Potters House in Washington, D.C. I have attended AWP conferences and participated in… more »

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