Tuesday May 21

Creative Nonfiction

Marlaina Gaspardi - Creative Nonfiction

Gaspardi.photo Marlaina Gaspardi is currently wrapping up her MFA at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.  She teaches high school English and creative writing at Old Rochester Regional High School and lives happily in a little apartment on a quiet street with her fiancé.

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JP Reese - Creative Nonfiction

Reese JP Reese earned a BS in psychology and an AA in Health Sciences from The University of Bridgeport in 1979 and 1980 before she was swallowed by the gaping maw of the restaurant business. From Nashville, to Miami, to Dallas, she twirled bottles, pouring ounce and a quarter shots behind her back,

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Michael Lipsey - Creative Nonfiction

Lipsey Michael Lipsey grew up in Chicago, a city that does not like to waste words, and after forty years in California, the Chicago still shows in his writing. He read the Great Books at Shimer College and remains an active observer of intellectual, religious and popular culture.

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Eric Paul Shaffer - Creative Nonfiction

Shaffer Eric Paul Shaffer is author of five books of poetry, including Lāhaina Noon; Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen; and Portable Planet. His poetry appears in Ploughshares, Slate, North American Review, Threepenny Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Australia's Island and Quadrant,

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Ethel Morgan Smith - Creative Nonfiction

EthelMorganSmithEthel Morgan Smith is the author of From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College. Recently her essay "Love Means Nothing" was the winner of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Prize for Nonfiction. "Outside of Dreams" has just been published in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers.

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Nicole Sheets - Creative Nonfiction

NicoleSheets Nicole Sheets is  currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah working on a nonfiction manuscript about her experiences growing up in an Evangelical church. She has work forthcoming in Mid-American Review and the anthology Permanent Vacation (Bonafide Books)

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Lisa Alvarez - Creative Nonfiction

alvarez_shadowLisa Alvarez's essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the OC Weekly, the Santa Monica Review and the Green Mountains Review and the anthologies Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature Geography of Rage: Remembering the Los Angeles Riots of 1992

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Robert Clark Young - Creative Nonfiction

Robert Clark Young has been sober for 24 years. Thank You for Keeping Me Sober is his recently completed memoir about three friends of his who drank themselves to death, and how their cautionary examples can help others avoid a similar fate. World publication and film rights are available. His previous book about a recovering alcoholic, One of the Guys, is out from HarperCollins.

Ed Weathers - Creative Nonfiction

Ed Weathers was a magazine editor and writer for 27 years and has taught Professional Writing, Composition, and Literature and the Law at Virginia Tech since 2003. He has published more than 200 magazine articles, plus poems in a number of journals. He has won the American Bar Association's award for the nation's best article on legal issues and the City and Regional Magazine Association's

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