August, 2012

John McMannus, Theresa Coulter, Alta Ifland, So Yoon Lym, Taro Hattori, Karen Correa

Karen Correa

Oakland, CA. –“Primarily a bassist, singer and songwriter but trained classically as a violist, I have spent the past 15 years leaping between the worlds of popular and traditional music, creating and performing works that are informed and inspired by both. I have worked as a session musician and touring sideman for successful international artists and I have also played as part of traditional (New York Repertory Orchestra) and experimental (New York’s beloved Anti-Social Music) ensembles.”
     My main project from 2004-2010 was a New York City based rock band that I led as singer, songwriter, and bassist. We… more »

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Theresa Coulter

NY, NY – “I’m a scrapper, curious and entrepreneurial in spirit. My imagination sometimes gets me in trouble. I’ll try anything once, except drugs and egg salad. I believe that to walk in creativity, we must act with courage, utter resolve, consuming passion and be absolute and unrelenting in our search for the truth.
      I work as a freelance writer in New York City and have written scripts for Tina Fey and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, only one of whom remarked, “This girl is funny.” I have been a Ledig House International Fellow and a resident at Hedgebrook… more »

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Taro Hattori

Oakland, CA – “I am a native of Japan and currently live in Oakland, CA. I received my M.F.A in Time Arts/Video from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and my BA in Clinical Psychology from Sophia University, Tokyo. I have taught at Stanford University and California College of the Arts. I have been awarded residency fellowships from Headlands Center for the Arts (2009), Vermont Studio Center (2010), McColl Center for Visual Art (2008), Kuandu Museum of Fine Art (2008), Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2004) Taipei Artist Village (2004) and Kala Art Institute (2002). I have received grants… more »

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Alta Ifland

Santa Cruz, CA – “I was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1991. After teaching French for several years, I left academia, switched from French (my second language) to English (my third language) and started to work as a full-time writer, literary translator and book reviewer. I currently live in Northern California. 
     I am the author of two collections of short stories: Elegy for a Fabulous World (Ninebark Press, 2009)—which was a finalist for the 2010 Northern California Book Award—and Death-in-a-Box (Subito Press, 2011)—which won the 2010 Subito prize in fiction; and two collections… more »

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So Yoon Lyn

North Haledon, NJ – “I was born in Seoul, ROK in 1967. I received my BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989 and my MFA in Painting from Columbia University in 1991. Since then, I have lived and worked in New Jersey.
     I was recently awarded a solo exhibition at the Target Gallery in Alexandria, VA (August-September 20110. I am currently working on new paintings for my 4th solo exhibition this year at the Korn Gallery at Drew University in Madison, NJ (October-November 2011). I have 2 upcoming solo exhibitions scheduled in 2012… more »

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John McMannus

Norfolk, VA –“I’m the author of three books of fiction: the novel Bitter Milk (2005) and the short story collections Born on a Train (2003) and Stop Breakin Down (2000), all available from Picador USA. Chapters of my novel-in-progress The Cultivationists have appeared in American Short Fiction and in Grist: A Journal for Writers. In 2000 I became the youngest-ever winner of the Whiting Writers’ Award following the publication of Stop Breakin Down. For that collection I also received the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ New Writing Award, whose award citation by George Garrett said I have “the desire and the… more »

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