New York, NY – Ms. Bauer is an accomplished photographer, graphic designer and filmmaker of American origin. She holds a BFA in Photography from California State University, San Jose, and is a graduate of the School of the International Center of Photography, New York. Amanda is currently in the post-production phase of a documentary film featuring her grandfather—a quirky, sharp-minded, ninety-something year old man who reluctantly shares his experiences of life in a small Midwestern farming community. Amanda lives in NYC with her cactus, Spike Lee.
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Rowan is Japanese, British, Chinese, American, a fiction writer, an illustrator, and a list-maker. She has a BA from Columbia, an MFA from the UW-Madison, and too many cardigans. This year Rowan will be focusing on a novel about a Japanese-American artist in 1970s Manhattan and the biracial son whom she abandons.
Brooklyn, NY – “Wo Chan is a queer Chinese poet and performance artist. A recipient of fellowships from Poets House, Kundiman, and Lambda Literary, Wo’s work has been published in cream city review, BARZAHK, and VYM Magazine. As a member of Brooklyn-based drag alliance, Switch n’ Play, Wo has performed at venues including Brooklyn Pride, The Trevor Project, and the Architectural Digest Expo. Wo is a 2015 Asian American Writers Workshop Margins Fellow.”
Chicago, IL – “The creative activity with which I have been the most concerned over the last 15 years has been my ensemble “HardArt groop” (hardartgroop.com) which serves as a vehicle for performing my compositions. The group has presented dozens of concerts and produced several recordings. I was the 2011 winner of the “Rapido” composition competition held by the Atlanta Chamber Players.
“I am currently on the faculties of the Merit School of Music and the Chicago High School for the Arts where I teach composition, theory, bass and keyboard. I am also the Music Director at… more »
New York, NY – Ms. Gurung is a writer and educator from Kathmandu. Her fiction and translated works have appeared in Words Without Borders, HimanSouthasian, VelaMag and Lalit. She received her MFA from Columbia University, where she was a teaching fellow. Muna currently directs a high school writing center in NYC, where her students help her discover America through activities such as eating an entire packet of “Sour Patch Kids” while writing about the flavour blue. In Kathmandu, she runs writing workshops through KathaSatha, an organisation she founded that fosters a public writing and storytelling culture in Nepal. Muna is… more »
Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz
Charlottesville, VA – Ms. Mumtaz is an American artist best known for her multimedia drawing practice. She earned a BA in visual art from Yale University (2004) and an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts (2008), which she attended on a teaching fellowship. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including grants and fellowships from the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program (2015), the Mid Atlantic Art Foundation (2014), the New York Foundation for the Arts (2009) and the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies (2006-8). She has been an artist-in-residence at Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland… more »